Congolese women at the border crossing with Uganda at Bunagana in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Within already economically perilous border areas, informal cross border trade is even more vulnerable during a pandemic.
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Hives that travel by truck, bees paid for their pollination service, adulterated honey, economic theories based on an imaginary social organization…
Nigerian Navy Special forces pretend to arrest pirates during a joint military exercise with the French navy.
Photo by Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images
Sea piracy often grabs the headlines, but it is just one of many symptoms of insecurity at sea.
Cross-border smuggling is a persistent issue in Nigeria
Stricter policing at the border does not address the root causes of Nigeria’s smuggling issue.
Ivorian sailors participate in an anti-piracy hostage rescue scenario with the Ghanaian Navy during Exercise Obangame Express.
Feeding a simple narrative of piracy without a broader look at other maritime security challenges hinders progress in dealing with it.
The border closure has affected goods from other West African countries.
Efforts to increase trade within the continent are being undermined from the start
The Irish border in 1974.
The history of smuggling across the Irish border.
What’s needed is a comprehensive international strategy to combat the illicit trade in antiquities.
A refugee family who was evacuated from Libya leave an UNHCR office in Niamey, on November 17, 2017, after being interviewed by protection officers of the French Office of Protection Refugees and Stateless Persons (OFPRA).
Displacing the EU’s border as far as possible from Europe: is this really a solution to mitigate the flow of migrants?
A Panamanian-flagged oil carrier seized off the South Korean coast.
Smuggling, piracy and sanctions-busting are all part of life on the ocean wave.
An addict prepares heroin in Lamu on the east coast of Kenya.
South Africa is only one piece in a larger puzzle of the heroin trade along the continents east coast.
The headquarters of private security firm Prosegur after the spectacular robbery.
The heist and free trade are just opposite sides of the same coin.
Suspected Somali pirates captured by the Dutch navy working under NATO command.
The tanker hijacking off the Somali coast will not be an isolated incident unless the international community remains engaged to root out piracy.
Given the strict laws governing access to and types of gun allowable in the UK, how do guns get into the hands of criminals?
Bag it up. Is airport security at risk?
When reports surface that a drugs syndicate might control an airport’s baggage handlers, it’s time to look at the pressure points for what is a precarious job – and a serious security threat.