Regions Africa

Illegal African Gold Trade Raised in French Parliament

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On 14th July 2020, French MP Bruno Fuchs submitted a written question at the National assembly on the issue of illegal gold smuggling from the Sahel to the United Arab Emirates.

The question was inspired by Tactics Institute's analysis of the issue and the region in several documents. You can read our summary of the gold smuggling crisis by clicking here.

Mr Fuchs raised not only the economic and human cost of the illegal trade but also the security cost with the trade becoming a vital source of income to terrorist groups to expand in an already fragile and volatile region.

The full text of the submitted question can be read in French and English here.