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West African leader laments surge in drug-trafficking

West Africa has become a hub for a drug-trafficking industry that threatens regional security, Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaore warned Tuesday. “At the moment, when the world is facing the financial and food crisis, there are less publicised scourges, such as drug trafficking,” Compaore told a conference in Praia, capital of the West African island state of Cape Verde. (Full Story)

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