Sahel governments in the region have never been more concerned about the fight against terror yet security first approaches struggle to have impact.▶
The extraordinary opportunity to permeate ‘fortress Europe’ through Libya has serious implications for stability and state consolidation in the Sahel and Maghreb.▶
Tuesday Reitano is head of the Secretariat at the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime, the director of CT MORSE, an independent policy and monitoring unit for the EU’s programmes in counter-terrorism, and a senior research advisor at the Institute for Security Studies in Pretoria. She has worked for the UN System for more than 10 years and has authored a number of policy-orientated and academic reports with leading institutions such as the UN, World Bank and OECD on topics ranging from organized crime’s evolution and impact in Africa, to human smuggling, illicit financial flows, and the nexus between crime, terrorism, security and development. She is the author of numerous publications on transnational crime in Africa and the migrant smuggling industry in particular, including an upcoming OECD Publication, ‘Bad Trades and Global Trails: Criminal Economies and Illicit Financial Flows in West Africa’. She is also the co-author of the forthcoming book, ‘Smugglers Inc.: The Global Trade in Human Misery’.