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US, West African Nations Work to Fight Transnational Crime

The U.S. State Department has hosted talks in Washington with representatives from seven African nations to discuss international organized crime. Those countries were Benin, Cabo Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Togo. The State Department says transnational criminal activity, especially narcotics trafficking, threatens stability in West Africa and U.S. national security. It says proceeds from such activities have provided support to violent extremist...

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