The Sahel: A Crossroads between Criminality and Terrorism
Actuelle de l'Ifri, 10 octobre 2012
Besides the ongoing political conundrum in Mali, it is the entire West African region, from Guinea Bissau to Mali, which is under threat of destabilization. Indeed, for many years now, terrorists and drugs traffickers have been synergizing their respective illegal activities, transforming the Sahel into a narco-terrorist zone. As a result, the Sahel has become a dangerous crossroads for drugs, crime, terrorism and insurgency.