A Blind Eye to East Africa’s Human Trafficking Crisis to the Gulf?
March 9, 2020
While the world observes the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, a lesser-known crisis unfolds. In fact, the numbers moving through East Africa to Yemen, on course for the Arabian Peninsula exceeds the numbers migrating through the Mediterranean. East Africans lured in by promises of a better life in the Gulf often end up being subject to inhumane conditions. This Grey Dynamics African Intelligence Article explores the ongoing crisis and assesses the response of East African countries to cooperate against…
Drug trafficking reaches new heights in Guinea-Bissau
January 16, 2020
It has been more than a decade since the small West-African country of Guinea-Bissau has earned its reputation of a narco-state. The country represents a connection point for drug smugglers transporting narcotics from Latin America to Europe. No more than six years ago, members of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) were arrested in Bogota as they were using Guinea-Bissau as a hub for illegal exchanges, mainly narcotics for weapons. Almost 800 kg of cocaine…
The Piracy Threat in the Gulf of Guinea
December 17, 2019
Key Judgements Piracy activities in the Gulf of Guinea are highly linked with land security issues. The attention given by regional governments to maritime threats is still very low. The countries in the area affected by piracy suffer great economic losses. The governments’ neglect regarding coast guarding encourages other countries like China to conduct illegal fishing in the gulf. Reconstructed Scenario …
Gangsters Paradise: South America’s Triple Frontier
August 1, 2019
The Triple Frontier or the Tri-Border Area (TBA) where Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil meet, is a popular tourist spot for the Iguazu Falls, but also a major smuggling route. The area has also been called "the United Nations of crime," a "terrorist safe haven," and a counterfeiting capital. Although border regions are often referred to as “lawless”, the TBA for good reason has acquired a certain notoriety for its sheer amount of illegal activity. This is due in…
The Infiltration Tactics of Mafia S.p.a.
July 25, 2019
Download Grey Dynamics’ analytic report about Mafia S.p.a's infiltration tactics: The Infiltration Tactics of Mafia S.p.a. Image: Luis Molinero / Freepik (link) Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grey Dynamics LTD.
Military Deployment: Cape Town’s Answer to Rampant Violent Crime
July 18, 2019
On the 11thof July it was announced that South African soldiers will be deployed in Cape Town's crime-plagued townships. Starting on the 15th of July, the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) deployed a battalion to support the city's struggling police force for three months in identified hotspots. This is not the first time such an action has been taken. Back in 2017, a similar deployment was made after a surge in violent crime. According to local statistics,…