Despite a ban on exports, collusion between actors in the scrap metal industry and demand in Tanzania and Uganda spur the illicit trade.
01 / 12 / 2023 by Willis Okumu
Alongside smuggling, gold scamming is a prolific illicit market in Kenya, and halting it needs both government and civil society action.
21 / 11 / 2023 by Michael McLaggan
Educated but unemployed job seekers fall prey to online scams, driving the trafficking of East Africans to Southeast Asia.
02 / 10 / 2023 by Willis Okumu
Greater uniformity in regulations regionally and nationally could disrupt the exploitation of this valuable fish.
14 / 08 / 2023 by Willis Okumu
Weaknesses in Kenya’s anti-money laundering law, coupled with legislation that enables financial secrecy, are leading to theft and use of foreign funds in the country.
12 / 05 / 2023 by Willis Okumu and Mohamed Daghar
The Ethiopian government faces difficult choices to limit the impact of black market currency exchange and improve its foreign currency reserves.
08 / 05 / 2023 by Tadesse Simie Metekia and Messay Asgedom Goben
This webinar explored trends and challenges and offered lessons from Kenya and South Africa.
27 / 04 / 2023
Burning confiscated sandalwood in the country shows that efforts are being made to stem the trafficking tide.
08 / 03 / 2023 by Willis Okumu
This study explores links between cattle rustling in East Africa’s Karamoja Cluster and the flow of illicit arms into this ungoverned space.
07 / 03 / 2023 by Willis Okumu, Tadesse S Metekia and Mohamed Daghar
The country’s federal authority must empower regional law enforcement and involve the local community to improve security.
24 / 11 / 2022 by Tadesse Simie Metekia
Communities in East Africa’s Karamoja Cluster need alternative livelihood options to disrupt patterns of violence.
16 / 11 / 2022 by Tadesse Metekia, Willis Okumu and Mohamed Daghar