Taking on Africa’s illicit drugs market


Africa is experiencing the sharpest increase in heroin use worldwide. Illegal drug trafficking and drug use is expected to grow substantially and will require innovative responses.

This seminar launches the results of new research into trafficking and illicit drug use in Africa and its impact on development. The political economy of the heroin route down Africa’s East Coast will be presented, along with a forecast of illegal drug use in Africa to 2050. Africa’s policy response to the problem will also be discussed, including the need for increased intelligence analysis to enhance law enforcement.

Chairperson: Deo Gumba, Regional Coordinator for East and Horn of Africa, ENACT, ISS 


EnquiriesMartin Ewi – [email protected]

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ENACT is funded by the European Union (EU), and implemented by the ISS, INTERPOL and Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime. Speakers appear in their personal capacity and cannot be seen to represent or reflect the position of the EU. 

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