Transnational Crimes in Africa

Obi N.I. Ebbe, Univ. of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The decades of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s emerged with explosion of various forms of transnational crimes. The continent of Africa was not an exception. Traditionally, African countries have very porous borders which made transnational crimes very easy to consummate. This paper concentrates on the etiologies of transnational crime in Africa, the regional structure of the crimes, the typologies of such crimes, the national, regional, and continental approaches to control of transnational crime including "All African Police Chiefs" (AAPC), EUROPOL, and INTERPOL strategies in monitoring transnational crimes in Africa. The paper analyzes the Asian and European connections to transnational crime in Africa.

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