Diaspora and drug trafficking in West Africa: A case study of Ghana

@article{Akyeampong2005DiasporaAD,
  title={Diaspora and drug trafficking in West Africa: A case study of Ghana},
  author={Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong},
  journal={African Affairs},
  year={2005},
  volume={104},
  pages={429-447}
}
This article interrogates the emergence of drug trafficking in contemporary Ghana and West Africa within the context of a global political economy, situated within a deeper historical perspective. It examines the earlier trafficking of cannabis along the coast of West Africa in the colonial period, and the later transnational networks that have emerged to promote international drug trafficking (cocaine and heroin). The article probes how the African diaspora and international travel service… Expand
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