Issue 27 | November 18, 2011
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Post-conflict Central Africa threatened by organized crime

10 November 2011 - Conflict in Central Africa appears to have declined markedly in recent years. According to the UNODC report Organized Crime and Instability in Central Africa: A Threat Assessment, the current instability and violence, mostly affecting the Democratic Republic of the Congo, increasingly seem to be the result of criminal acts occurring in a context of persistent lawlessness and weak State institutions rather than the product of war. This situation makes it difficult to provide the criminal justice response that crimes such as murder, rape and trafficking in children require. [Read More]


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