Is Africa losing the war on drugs?
A new report by the Global Commission on Drug Policy says that the global war on drugs has "failed". So how is Africa faring in its own fight?
The panel - made of prominent figures including former world leaders and ex-UN chief Kofi Annan - highlighted the increase in drug use despite the ongoing battle to combat it.
West Africa has become a major transit hub for smuggling drugs from Latin America to Europe in the last decade – so much so that some policymakers and academics say drug-trafficking has reached epidemic proportions in the region.
Have you noticed an increase in drug use where you are? If so, what do you think is the best way of dealing with it?
The commission argues that if governments stop the criminalisation of drug use, and find ways of legalising some drugs, they would undermine organised crime syndicates involved in trafficking. Do you agree?
What will it take for Africa to win its war on drugs? Do you have any personal experience you would wish to share with the rest of the continent?
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