Hidden Narratives of Transnational Organised Crime in West Africa

  • Klantschnig, Gernot (Principal Investigator)
  • Frowd, Philippe (Co-Investigator)
  • Apard, Elodie (Co-Investigator)

Project Details


A collaborative research project between the Universities of Bristol and Ottawa and the French Institute for Research in Africa. It is funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council and the Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research.

The project explores local narratives on the drug trade and irregular migration in two of West Africa’s major trade and control hubs: Lagos (Nigeria) and Agadez (Niger). It looks specifically at the trade in the synthetic opioid tramadol and irregular migration. While our current understanding relies mostly on depictions from the outside, especially western-derived concepts and empirical data, local narratives will help to better understand what these semi-illicit activities mean in West Africa, what has caused their emergence and what could potentially help to address them as a policy issue. Project site: https://tnocwestafrica.blogs.bristol.ac.uk/
Effective start/end date30/09/1931/12/22

Structured keywords

  • SPS Centre for the Study of Poverty and Social Justice


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