Publié le 24/06/2010


On November 5th 2009, a cocaine-loaded Boeing 727 aircraft arriving from Venezuela was discovered torched and emptied on a makeshift airstrip in the Malian desert (Gao region). The Sahel-Saharan area is clearly a contact zone between very distant worlds.

This paper is published in French only: Pysionomie et enjeux des trafics dans la bande sahélo-saharienne [1]