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Why has the Seychelles got such a problem with drugs?
17 minutes Posted Mar 5, 2023 at 6:00 pm.
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Think of the Seychelles and what springs to mind?
White sandy beaches, coral reefs, 5 star resorts, nature reserves?
What you probably don’t think of is heroin ghettos; shattered lives; mothers burying their sons.
10% of the Seychellois population uses heroin - the highest per capita usage in the world.
So what’s being done – and will the government’s ‘War on Drugs’ help or harm?
Akwasi Sarpong speaks to a former heroin user, Joseph Fady Banane – known as Fady – who’s put together a documentary for BBC Africa Eye investigating the issue called 'Seychelles, Heroin and me'.
Find it on the BBC News Africa YouTube page.