Crime as business, Business as crime: West African criminal networks in Southern Africa

"Many commentators point to Southern Africa’s resident West African population as the source of lawless activity in the region. Given the dynamic nature of West African criminal networks in the region and their apparent rapid growth, such a study is important, particularly in view of the xenophobia which exists among South Africans towards people from West Africa, The study suggest that various strategies are required to confront this phenomenon. The aim of this publication is to provide an overview of, and some insight into, the phenomenon of West African criminal Networks in Southern Africa."