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Plan to Disarm Civilians

19 March 2004

IRIN (UN) News

JOHANNESBURG — The Angolan government is considering a three-phase voluntary plan to disarm civilians, local media reported on Thursday. Jose Alfredo Ekuikui, Commander General of the national police, was quoted as saying the plan would involve an assessment of the number and location of weapons in the hands of civilians, an awareness programme, and setting up posts for the voluntary handover of arms. He also said that at the end of the voluntary programme,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Home Minister Defends Disarming of Civilians

25 October 2003

Angola Press Agency (Luanda)

BENGUELA — Angolan home minister Osvaldo de Jesus Serra Van-Dúnen today in Benguela considered the disarming of civilians as a relevant factor for the consolidation of peace in view of the country's new reality. Speaking to journalists at the beginning of a three-day visit to central Benguela province that coincided with the opening of the National Civilians Disarming Week, the minister appealed for citizens' good sense in understanding the law on possession of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Civilians Should Be Disarmed, Says Survey

22 August 2003

Angola Press Agency (Luanda)

LUANDA, Angola — A survey on the disarming of civilians in Angola released today in Luanda shows that people are concerned about the proliferation of firearms in the country and defend a nationwide sensitising programme for the success of the operation. Jointly conducted by Angolan/2000 NGO and its South Africa-based "SaferÁfrica" counterpart, the study indicates that unlawful possession and use of firearms constitutes a threat and challenge to peace, security and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Government Steps Up Efforts to Disarm Civilians

2 April 2003

UN Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Angola has set up a commission to explore ways of disarming the civilian population, a senior police official said on Wednesday. The new initiative follows the failure of an earlier disarmament programme which yielded less than 10 percent of the weapons believed to be in circulation. While there is no independent confirmation of exactly how many guns are in the hands of individuals, officials estimate that a third of Angolans are... (GunPolicy.org)

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Minister Tells People to Hand in Guns to Police Angola Press Agency (Luanda)

28 February 2003

Angola Press Agency (Luanda)

LUANDA, Angola — Angolan interior minister Oswaldo Serra Van-Dunem Friday called on the population to volunteer with surrendering the guns in their possession to police authorities. "Guns in the possession of the population which served for self-defence during war must be handed in at police stations so as to avoid all possible evils which may emerge from holding them", the minister said as he addressed the celebrations of the 27th anniversary of the police. He said... (GunPolicy.org)

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Proliferation of Illegal Civilian Guns Could Lead to Increased Crime in Angola

7 February 2003

IRIN (UN News)

JOHANNESBURG — The widespread availability of small arms among Angolan civilians could give rise to an increase in crime and banditry, analysts said on Friday. "While it is unlikely that these small arms constitute a threat to the current peace process or political stability in the country, there is obviously concern for the safety of civilians. We could see the weapons used in robberies and banditry at the local level within communities," Sweden's ambassador to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Despite Embargo, Angola Awash in Guns

8 July 2001

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Georgia)

KUITO, Angola — Cecilia Namutumbo is 5 years old. She has no parents, she's missing one leg, and she is in a rehabilitation center in the bombed-out Angolan city of Kuito all alone. She spots a stranger. Using her prosthetic leg with remarkable dexterity, she starts to show off by demonstrating how well she can walk. She lost her leg when she took a bullet in the knee. Her mother and father were killed in the same attack. She has a teenage sister who visits now and... (GunPolicy.org)

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