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Namibia Extends Gun Amnesty for Another Three Months [FR]

17 November 2016

Africa Posts

[Translated summary: The Namibian firearms and ammunition amnesty that was initially going to last three months has been extended until 18 February, 2017. Since the start of the program, 925 firearms, 44,000 ammunition and 66 explosives have been recovered.] WINDHOEK — L'amnistie de trois mois sur les armes à feu et les munitions en Namibie, initialement censée avoir pris fin vendredi, a été prolongée jusqu'au 18 février 2017. Le responsable des relations... (GunPolicy.org)

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Namibia

Namibia: 812 Illegal Firearms Surrendered in Gun Amnesty

24 October 2016

Namibian (Windhoek)

More than 660 firearms were surrendered in the Khomas region as part of the firearms and ammunition amnesty declared at the end of August this year. The amnesty ends on 18 November. Omusati is second on the list with 31 firearms surrendered, while //Karas where 29 firearms were surrendered, is third; and Otjozondjupa with 27 is fourth. At the top of the surrendered ammunition is Otjozondjupa with 4 386; followed by Oshikoto with 2 790, and Ohangwena with 2 022. Ten... (GunPolicy.org)

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Namibia

Gun Owner Negligence Prompts Namibia to Control Firearms

5 September 2016

Namibian (Windhoek)

Gun owners who lose their weapons in a negligent manner will not get their licences back easily, police Inspector General Sebastian Ndeitunga said last week. Announcing a firearms amnesty in Windhoek on Friday, Ndeitunga said the government and the safety ministry are concerned over the proliferation of illegal firearms, ammunition and armaments discovered by the police during operations conducted nationwide. The firearms amnesty gives those with illegal firearms,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Namibia

New Amendments to Toughen Firearm Licensing in Namibia

17 August 2016

New Era (Namibia)

Over the years Namibia has seen a steady escalation in violent crimes ranging from suicide to so-called crimes of passion that have resulted in hundreds of lives lost. Many of these incidents are attributed to the fact that too many people can too easily easily buy guns of their choice. Now proposed new amendments to the Arms and Ammunition Act are expected to make it harder to acquire a firearm license, especially small arms, like pistols. Amongst others, the new... (GunPolicy.org)

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Namibia

Stricter Gun Control Laws on the Way for Namibia

18 May 2016

New Era (Namibia)

The amendments to the Arms and Ammunition Act are with the legal drafters and are at an advanced stage, Inspector-General of the Namibian Police Lieutenant Sebastian Ndeitunga says. Amendments to the Act are expected to make it harder to acquire a firearm licence, especially small arms, like pistols. Amongst others, the amendments will require background checks of applicants and raise the minimum age for acquiring a firearm licence from 18 to 25 years. Ndeitunga said... (GunPolicy.org)

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Namibia

Namibian Farmers With Illegal Guns a Safety Concern - Police

17 May 2016

New Era (Namibia)

WINDHOEK — Farmers in possession of illegal firearms and ammunition are causing a national safety scare, says police chief Inspector-General Sebastian Ndeitunga. Ndeitunga says it is not only of concern to the police, but citizens alike are concerned about reports of people hiding arsenals of unlicensed firearms and discarded uniforms belonging to the former South West Africa Territorial Force (SWATF) and the feared Koevoet insurgency unit. "What are their... (GunPolicy.org)

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Namibia

Police Seize 305 Illegal Pistols, Rifles in Namibia

28 April 2016

Namibian (Windhoek)

Police have seized 305 illegal pistols, 2 011 rounds of ammunition and drugs with a street value of N$1 747 728 in the ongoing Operation Omake since last year. Safety and security minister Charles Namoloh told parliament yesterday that the police also seized 24 rifles and 10 guns. A further 42 firearms which had been used in violent crimes were also confiscated. About 2 577 various kinds of weapons were seized during police stop-and-search operations, while 1 308... (GunPolicy.org)

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Namibia

400 Killed in Firearms−related Incidents in Namibia

25 April 2016

Namibian (Windhoek)

A total of 388 people were killed in firearms−related incidents in Namibia from January 2011 to January this year, police Inspector General Sebastian Ndeitunga has said. This was contained in a statement delivered on his behalf at a workshop on the building of knowledge and capacity towards the ratification of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and implementation of related national, regional and international instruments on Small Arms and Light Weapons at Walvis Bay last... (GunPolicy.org)

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Namibia

Namibia Government Concerned About Armed Civilians

21 April 2016

Namibian (Windhoek)

Government is concerned about the proliferation of small arms and light weapons in the hands of civilians in the country. "The large number of armed civilians is a serious concern, which usually results in the abuse of firearms," safety and security minister Charles Namoloh said at Walvis Bay yesterday. He said this in a speech delivered on his behalf at a workshop on building knowledge and capacity towards the ratification of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Namibia

Namibia Recorded 330 Gun Murders in Five Years

21 April 2016

New Era (Namibia)

WALVIS BAY — The police recorded 338 murder cases in Namibia involving fire-arms between January 2011 and January 2016. Statistics also indicate that at least 1 050 attempted murder cases, 1 641 armed robbery cases and 1 997 threatening by fire-arm cases were reported in the country over the same period. The statistics were revealed by Deputy Inspector General Desderious Shilunga during a two-day knowledge- and capacity-building workshop towards the ratification of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Namibia

Five Recent Shooting Deaths in Namibia Linked to Failed Romances

8 January 2014

New Era (Namibia)

Keetmanshoop — Police Crime Investigations Coordinator in the //Karas Region, Deputy Commissioner Rudolf Isaaks, has called on people to seek counselling following failed relationships and not to resort to passion killing and suicide. Isaaks' remarks come in the wake of a series of suicides and passion killings in the region over the festive season. Speaking to New Era, Isaaks says although very few crimes were reported in the region over the festive season, the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Namibia

Two Injured in Namibia After Celebratory New Year Gunfire

1 January 2014

Namibian (Windhoek)

Two people were left injured after they were hit by bullets when members of the public fired gunshots into the air to celebrate the New Year in Windhoek on Tuesday night. This comes after City Police Chief, Abraham Kanime, warned Windhoek residents to refrain from firing gunshots into the air to celebrate the New Year. Kanime said in the earlier in the week people should not fire shots into the air as this could lead to unnecessary deaths. Namibian Police Force... (GunPolicy.org)

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South Sudan,Somalia,Burundi,Liberia,Ghana,United States,Europe,Zimbabwe,Uganda,Tanzania,Sudan,Nigeria,Namibia,Kenya,Ethiopia,Africa

How Disarmament in Africa Got More Complicated

5 November 2013

IPI Global Observatory

Africa is ground zero in the international debate on controlling the small arms and light weapons trade. For more than a decade, diplomatic activity to contain arms and ammunition transfers has been animated by a concern with instability and contagion generated by the continent's many wars. Leading think tanks, research groups, and advocacy organizations have repeatedly drawn attention to the way the burden of armed violence in Africa is a product of low-tech assault... (GunPolicy.org)

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Namibia

Namibian Man Accidentally Shoots and Kills Son, Allegedly While Drunk

30 September 2013

New Era (Namibia)

WALVIS BAY — An-eight-year-old boy was reportedly shot and killed by his father on Saturday in Walvis Bay, while he lay sleeping. The incident occurred early on Saturday morning in Kuisebmund during a house party at the family home. Namibian Police (Nampol) acting Crime Investigations Coordinator in the Erongo Region Inspector Erastus Iikuyu yesterday confirmed the incident during a routine crime briefing. "According to the information we gathered the suspect was... (GunPolicy.org)

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Namibia

Off-Duty Namibian Cop Arrested for Murder After Cousin Shot

11 July 2013

Namibian (Windhoek)

A policeman was arrested at the north western town of Khorixas yesterday afternoon after he allegedly shot his cousin in the chest while they were wrestling for the gun in early hours of Tuesday. The 33-year-old cousin died instantly. According to police spokesperson Edwin Kanguatjivi the firearm belonged to the police force but could not say whether the officer was on duty. "I doubt he was on duty when the accident happened, the report does not say that." The name... (GunPolicy.org)

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Namibia

Top Namibian Cop Says its 'Too Easy' to Get Guns, Suggests Law Change

20 May 2013

Namibian (Windhoek)

Police Inspector General Sebastian Ndeitunga has admitted that it has become "too easy to own" a firearm in the country and that there is an urgent need to amend the Arms and Ammunition Act of 1996 in order to address its shortcomings. The Namibian on Friday reported that police issued close to 15,000 licenses for guns to civilians in the past two years - just over 7,100 license applications in 2011 and about 7,600 licenses were issued in 2012. "As someone responsible... (GunPolicy.org)

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Namibia Police Issued 15,000 Gun Licenses in Two Years

17 May 2013

Namibian (Windhoek)

Police issued close to 15,000 licenses for guns to civilians in the past two years, according to figures The Namibian obtained yesterday. One licensee can have up to four firearms. Edwin Kanguatjivi, the head of the Public Relations Division of the Namibian Police confirmed that in 2011 police gave greenlight to just over 7,100 license applications and about 7,600 licenses were issued in 2012. Last year the police rejected 178 applications for licenses, a few more than... (GunPolicy.org)

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Namibia

Namibia Authorities Worried Over Rising Armed Domestic Violence Rates

28 November 2012

New Era (Namibia)

OSHIKANGO — Crimes of passion are among the top offences committed in the country and they are a serious cause for concern, says police Inspector-General Sebastian Ndeitunga. Lieutenant-General Ndeitunga made this observation during the inauguration of a new police station at Oshikango on Monday. A total of 31 men from several regions across the country have been arrested between January and November for murdering at least 32 women after their love relations hit the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Namibia

Namibia Police Seize Drugs, 'Pellet' Guns as Crime Rate Rises

2 November 2012

Namibian (Windhoek)

The City Police and the Namibian Police were out in full force over the weekend, patrolling the streets of Windhoek and the surrounding areas to prevent crime. Just after 20h00 on Friday night the City Police received a call about a man who was lying in Smit Street in Pionierspark after he was attacked and robbed by two men. The man was walking in a riverbed when he was attacked, severely beaten and robbed of his cellphone and wallet. According to the neighbours who... (GunPolicy.org)

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Namibia

Weekend of Gun Homicides in Namibia

1 October 2012

New Era (Namibia)

WINDHOEK — In a crime-wracked weekend the Wanaheda Police Station reported a record 63 cases involving different offences, but mostly serious bodily assaults, while other stations recorded two murders and two cases of culpable homicide. The assault cases were reported between Friday and Saturday noon. More are to follow from Saturday afternoon to Sunday. According to the Namibian Police Deputy Commissioner, Sylvanus Nghishidimbwa, the assault cases ranged from knife... (GunPolicy.org)

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