Tagged: West Africa

NEWS: UN: Joint Efforts Against Drugs, Crime In West Africa

UNODC and ECOWAS jointly launch efforts to support West Africa against drugs and crime

At a special event held on the margins of the 71st General Assembly of the United Nations, the Executive Director of UNODC, Yury Fedotov, said action against drugs and crime was helping to build a safer, healthier, more secure and more prosperous future for West Africa…

NEWS: Ghana: Alcohol To Deal With Hardships

Ghanaians consume more alcohol to get over increasing economic hardships
The slowdown of the Ghanaian economy is fueling an increase in volume of sales of alcoholic beverages as consumers shift their spending to discretionary items, according to Lampe Omoyele, Managing Director of Nielsen West Africa…

BLOG: For West Africa Prevention Is The Way Ahead

Open dialogue about the strengths and weaknesses of policies targeting the prevention and reduction of harm from narcotic drugs as well as their cost-effectiveness should be the first step forward. The report issued by WACD does not contribute to this debate, unfortunately. I am disappointed in Kofi Annan, that he gives his name to projects advancing special interests instead of the common good of the people in West Africa…