Contraband Coffee: Illegal Economy and Coffee Smuggling in East and Central Africa, ca. 1950-1980

Contraband Coffee: Illegal Economy and Coffee Smuggling in East and Central Africa, ca. 1950-1980

Author: 
Kuhanen, Jan
Publisher: 
African Studies Centre, Boston University
Date published: 
2017
Record type: 
Journal Title: 
The International Journal of African Historical Studies
Source: 
The International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 50, No. 2, 2017, pp. 327-347
Abstract: 

The article discusses the historical context and evolution of coffee smuggling in East and Central Africa from 1950 to 1980. It provides a brief description of coffee production and marketing and the growth of smuggling in the 1960s and 1970s, arguing that a well-established smuggling culture existed in northwestern Tanzania and southern Uganda with connections to Burundi, Rwanda and Congo/Zaire. It argues that the smuggling subcultures emerged in these areas near the borders in the mid-1970s.

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CITATION: Kuhanen, Jan. Contraband Coffee: Illegal Economy and Coffee Smuggling in East and Central Africa, ca. 1950-1980 . : African Studies Centre, Boston University , 2017. The International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 50, No. 2, 2017, pp. 327-347 - Available at: http://library.au.int/contraband-coffee-illegal-economy-and-coffee-smuggling-east-and-central-africa-ca-1950-1980