Drug abuse remains a major global issue with 35 million people worldwide suffering from related disorders and requiring treatment services, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Photo: TNS

How China and other Asian countries are fuelling an African drug-abuse crisis

  • Violent Kenyan organised crime family sourced ‘precursor chemicals’ for illicit drug production from China, US court documents show
  • A Chinese dealer sold the chemical abba to the Akashas for over three years, even as they awaited extradition to the US for trial
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Drug abuse remains a major global issue with 35 million people worldwide suffering from related disorders and requiring treatment services, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Photo: TNS
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Jevans Nyabiage

Jevans Nyabiage

Kenyan journalist Jevans Nyabiage is South China Morning Post's first Africa correspondent. Based in Nairobi, Jevans keeps an eye on China-Africa relations and also Chinese investments, ranging from infrastructure to energy and metal, on the continent.