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Arms Trafficking, Kidnappings and Donkey Skins
Episode 618th August 2020 • Africa and the Global Illicit Economy • Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
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In this week’s episode of Africa and the Global Illicit Economy, we take a look at current trends in organised crime in East and Southern Africa --- From the  illicit smuggling of arms and ammunition from Yemen to Somalia;  the worrying rise of high-profile kidnappings in Mozambique; and the possible emergence of an organised illicit trade in donkey skins from Kenya. 

Presenter: Lindy Mtongana


Estacio Valoi - Investigative journalist based in Mozambique.

Samantha Opere - Samantha Opere is a Veterinary Surgeon and Project Manager at  Kenya Network for Dissemination of Agricultural Technologies. 

Jay Bahadur - author of The Pirates of Somalia and guest editor of the Global Initiative's East and Southern Africa Risk Bulletin.

ESAOBS Risk Bulletin

Producer: Alexandria Sahai-Williams