April 18-20 2012
Dakar, Senegal

On April 18-20 2012, The Center on International Cooperation partnered with the Kofi Annan Foundation, ECOWAS (GIABA) and the Accra-based International Peacekeeping Training Center to host a 3-day workshop on the impact of drug-trafficking and organized crime on governance, development and security in West Africa. The objective of the seminar was to:

Apr 18, 2012
Camino Kavanagh
West Africa
Organized Crime

There's a warlord in the news again. With 86 million views and counting, the "Kony 2012" web video and its recently released sequel brought unprecedented attention to Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). The videos are part of a campaign orchestrated by the U.S.-based NGO Invisible Children to rally international support for Kony's capture. The major news outlets responded in kind, with ABC, CNN and the New York Times casting Kony as a warlord.

Apr 09, 2012
West Africa

Inter-regional Dialogue on Organized Crime and State Capture

“The cartels have not yet corrupted the government’s senior levels, but sooner or later they will, because they have millions of dollars and you need to be a saint to reject them."

-- Zainab Bangura, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sierra Leone, (Feb. 2009).

Mar 01, 2011
Camino Kavanagh
Latin America, West Africa

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