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Intelligence Failure
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The Proud Boys?

Key Judgements KJ-1. It is highly likely that the Proud Boys will become energized and experience increased membership because of the recent negative media attention the group received from partisan news outlets and journalists. KJ-2. It is highly likely the…

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Nigeria: West Africa’s Hub for Child Harvesting

Overview “Baby factories” or “baby farms” are part of a wider trafficking program called “child harvesting”. It refers to the selling of children for illegal adoption, but it can also involve child trafficking for slave labour. In the case of…

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Cyber Crime in East Africa

On the African continent, East Africa has the fastest-growing economies in the region, as well as one of the fastest in the rest of the world. This has increased the digital infrastructure in the region, with the integration of fibre-optic…

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Cabo Verde Narco-State
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Cabo Verde: Another Narco-State in West Africa?

Cabo Verde is an island-state off the West African coast. It is home to around 500,000 residents who use tourism and transportation as their primary means of living. The former Portuguese colony gained its independence 40 years ago and since…

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Europe’s Cocaine, Africa’s Trouble

Key Judgements While networks operate across the entire West Africa, Guinea Bissau represents the regional hub and transit zone for drug exports shipped from Latin America to Europe. As part of this network, West Africa suffers the most. There are…

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IoT and Blockchain Against Corruption

Key Judgements: Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain technology are democratising technologies that have the potential to assist with anti-corruption efforts; Any counter for corruption is only as strong as the weakest link: IoT and blockchain is far from a…

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Transnational Organised Crime in East Africa

Transnational and even Transcontinental organised crime groups are hijacking the benefits of globalisation in East Africa. Traditional routes are being abandoned because of tightened border security. The new ‘southern route’ is a hub for heroin from Asia and cocaine from…

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A Blind Eye to East Africa’s Human Trafficking Crisis to the Gulf?

While the world observes the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, a lesser-known crisis unfolds. In fact, the numbers moving through East Africa to Yemen, on course for the Arabian Peninsula exceeds the numbers migrating through the Mediterranean. East Africans lured in…

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Drug trafficking reaches new heights in Guinea-Bissau

Because of the rise of drug trafficking the small West-African country of Guinea-Bissau has earned its reputation of a narco-state. The country represents a connection point for drug smugglers transporting narcotics from Latin America to Europe. No more than six…

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The Piracy Threat in the Gulf of Guinea

Key Judgements Piracy activities in the Gulf of Guinea are highly linked with land security issues. The attention given by regional governments to maritime threats is still very low. The countries in the area affected by piracy suffer great economic…

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