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    Default Record Cocaine Busts Signal West Africa Is Transit Hub Again

    A rare catch this article. Two "busts":
    On March 9, Guinea-Bissau recorded its biggest cocaine bust yet after discovering almost 800 kilograms (1,764 pounds) of the narcotic in a fish truck bound for Mali.
    Nearby, authorities in the archipelago of Cape Verde found 9.6 tons of cocaine on a Panama-flagged vessel, one of the biggest drug seizures ever outside top producer Colombia. The find has an estimated value of $720 million, or the equivalent of 41 percent of Cape Verde’s economy, according to UN and World Bank data.
    Link:https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...as-transit-hub
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    Default Is China's fishing fleet taking all of West Africa's fish?

    A BBC report, with some satellite help from Oceanmind based @ Oxford, England; which is also available to Sierra Leone and at the end there is an answer of sorts:
    investigates illegal and unsustainable fishing off the west coast of Africa to find out how one of the most fertile ecosystems on earth has been pushed to the brink.
    Link:https://www.oceanmind.global/ and https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-...-africa-s-fish
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