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República Democrática del Congo,Libia,Sudán,República Centroafricana,Chad

Sudan, UN Coordinate to Combat Spread of Small Arms in the Region

22 May 2012

Sudan Vision Daily

KHARTOUM – The United Nations announced that it is coordinating with the Sudanese Government and the Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration Commission (DDRC) to combat use of small and light arms in the Sudan, to strengthen institutions at the national level to curb armed violence and reduce demand on arms. Use of arms disrupts development and spreads chaos, UN resident Coordinator, Ali Al-Zaetri, said, adding that the economic loss caused by the use of these... (GunPolicy.org)

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Rusia,China,Estados Unidos,Reino Unido,República Democrática del Congo,Myanmar,Irán

UK Minister Calls for International Support on Arms Trade Treaty

17 May 2012

Guardian (UK)

The international arms trade has become the greatest threat to development and has to be controlled by a tough treaty to regulate weapons and munitions sales, a government minister warns. In a speech to the Institute for Strategic Studies thinktank, Alan Duncan, the minister for international development, will urge allies such as the US to set aside their concerns and sign up to the comprehensive arms trade treaty (ATT), which will be hammered out during a month-long... (GunPolicy.org)

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República Democrática del Congo

Amnesty Re-launched in North Kivu, Congo DRC [FR]

14 March 2012

Radio Okapi (Kinshasa)

[Translated summary: The Governor of North Kivu, Julien Paluku, re-launches the operation "North Kivu Unarmed", calling anyone who illegaly possess a firearm to surrender it. A buyback launched in 2009 in Kinshasa and in the eastern provinces had allowed to collect 12,000 firearms.] Le gouverneur du Nord-Kivu, Julien Paluku a remis une centaine d'armes individuelles et de guerre, mardi 13 mars, au commandant de la 8ème région militaire. Cette remise coïncide avec la... (GunPolicy.org)

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Filipinas,Trinidad y Tobago,Zimbabwe,Zambia,Uganda,Tanzania,Senegal,República Democrática del Congo,Pakistán,Nigeria,Níger,Namibia,Marruecos,Mauritania,Malawi,Madagascar,Costa de Marfil,Burkina Faso,Botswana,Egipto,Angola,Argelia,Sudáfrica,Ghana,China,Estados Unidos,Austria,Rusia,Israel,Bahrein,Asia,África,Brasil

Brazil Arms Exports: Country Preaches Peace, Sells Tons of Arms

28 February 2012

Huffington Post (USA)

A small, scratched metal can thrown on the ground created Brazil's first diplomatic embarrassment of 2012. The canister of tear gas had been collected by pro-democracy activists in Bahrain. Stamped across the can in blue was a Brazilian flag and the words 'MADE IN BRAZIL.' One year had passed since Bahrain became the stage for pro-democracy protests by the majority Shiites against the Sunni monarchy commanded by king Hamad bin-Isa Khalifa. The protesters had been... (GunPolicy.org)

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Kenia,Sudán,República Democrática del Congo,Uganda

Uganda Government is Drafting a Bill to Tighten, Control, Limit Firearm Use

25 February 2012

Monitor (Kampala)

The government is drafting a bill to tighten, control and limit the use of firearms by security agencies and civilians across the country. The Firearms, Ammunition and Related Materials Bill seeks to harmonise all existing laws governing possession of guns, including the Firearms Act, 1970. The 1970 Act only regulates ownership of firearms held by individuals, while those held by the police and security agencies are governed under separate laws. It is not known how... (GunPolicy.org)

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África Austral,Sudáfrica,Swazilandia,Angola,República Democrática del Congo,Mozambique,Namibia,Zimbabwe,América Central,América del Sur,Caribe,África Central,Europa,Asia,África,América,Oceanía,Botswana,China,República Checa,Alemania,Rusia,Estados Unidos,Filipinas,Italia

High Gun Death Risk for Young African Men, Women at Home - UN Study

19 February 2012

Southern Times (Southern Africa)

WINDHOEK - Young men in Southern Africa are at the greatest risk of cold-blooded murder, while women in the region are more likely than others from around the world to be killed in domestic violence, a UN agency says. The statistics from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) come as the region battles to contain the proliferation of gun-related crimes. Experts have said gun-related crime is a major problem in South Africa and Swaziland, and is on the rise in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Tailandia,Malasia,Indonesia,Kuwait,Qatar,México,Perú,Venezuela,Colombia,Bolivia,Somalia,Nepal,Omán,Letonia,Mauricio,Guyana,República Democrática del Congo,Bosnia-Herzegovina,Arabia Saudita,Liberia,Kazajstán,Singapur,República Dominicana,Jordania,Trinidad y Tobago,Emiratos Árabes Unidos,Guatemala,Honduras,Chile,Ecuador,Argentina,Zimbabwe,Zambia,Uganda,Tanzania,Senegal,República del Congo,Nigeria,Níger,Namibia,Marruecos,Mauritania,Malawi,Costa de Marfil,Egipto,Burkina Faso,Brasil,Túnez,Sri Lanka,Pakistán,Filipinas,Yemen,Estados Unidos,Italia,Alemania,Israel,Austria,Rusia,África,América,Asia,Europa,Sudáfrica,Argelia,Angola,Botswana,Ghana,Guinea,Madagascar

Brazilian Gun Industry Seeks New Markets: Africa and Asia [PT]

27 January 2012

Publica (Brazil)

[Translated summary: With the support of the Ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs, Brazilian gun manufacturers seek new markets in countries with a history of human rights violations: Tunisia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Philippines and Yemen. Brazil is among the six countries in the world with annual exports exceeding $ 100 million, according to recent research from Small Arms Survey. According to the Army, responsible for supervising and controlling exports from 2005 to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Tailandia,Colombia,Rusia,Estados Unidos,Uganda,Ruanda,Sudáfrica,Emiratos Árabes Unidos,Bélgica,Sudán,Somalia,Costa de Marfil,Liberia,Angola,Oceanía,Europa,Asia,América,África,República Democrática del Congo

Stopping the Trade in Death, Gun Trafficking, Smuggling - Opinion

6 December 2011

New York Times, Opinion

On a dark November morning in 2004, I woke up in my bungalow overlooking Lake Kivu, tense with anticipation. Our small United Nations team was about to undertake a surprise inspection of three airfields in eastern Congo, notorious for smuggling operations. With the backing of U.N. peacekeeping forces and a U.N. Security Council mandate, we searched almost every incoming and outgoing aircraft that day. By evening, we had the evidence to link several aviation front... (GunPolicy.org)

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África,República Democrática del Congo,Ruanda,Uganda,Burundi

Africa: Six Years On - The UN's International Small Arms Tracing Instrument

5 December 2011

Institute for Security Studies (Tshwane/Pretoria), Report

The ability to trace small arms and light weapons (SALW) is an important step toward transparency and preventing the illicit use of firearms in conflict and crime. December 8th 2011 marks the 6th year since the adoption of the International Tracing Instrument (ITI) by the United Nations General Assembly. In adopting the ITI, although not legally binding, the UN Member States acknowledged that the instrument would enable them to identify and trace, in a timely and... (GunPolicy.org)

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República Democrática del Congo,África,Kenia,Estados Unidos

High-price US Fashion Jewellery Made from AK-47s Funds Gun Destruction

30 November 2011

New York Times

When Cara Buono arrived at the Emmy Awards in September, nominated as best guest actress in a drama series for her role as Dr. Faye Miller in "Mad Men," she wore a $150,000 political statement in her lobes. "These earrings," she said, "are made from AK-47 gun metal." Ms. Buono's husband, Peter Thum, is a founder, with John Zapolski, of Fonderie 47, an organization that converts what is perhaps the most widely distributed assault rifle into jewelry. On a visit to Kenya... (GunPolicy.org)

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América del Sur,América Central,Caribe,África Central,El Salvador,Iraq,Jamaica,Colombia,Sri Lanka,República Centroafricana,Sudán,República Democrática del Congo,México

Study Finds Again That Crime, Not War is Main Source of Gun Violence

29 October 2011

Associated Press

GENEVA — More people are killed by armed violence resulting from crime than are killed in war, with Latin America and a swath of countries through the middle of Africa among the hardest hit, an international study claimed Thursday. About 526,000 people die violently every year — or more than 1,400 people every day — according to the 2011 Global Burden of Armed Violence report. Only about 55,000 of those killed die in warfare, while an estimated 396,000 people... (GunPolicy.org)

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Austria,África Central,Angola,Burundi,Camerún,República Centroafricana,Chad,República Democrática del Congo,República del Congo,Guinea Ecuatorial,Gabón,Ruanda,Santo Tomé y Príncipe

Regional Efforts to Combat Illicit Arms in Central Africa: Kinshasa Convention - UN

21 October 2011

African Press Organization (APO), Media release

NEW YORK -- The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs and the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations will organize tomorrow a special event entitled "Enhancing Small Arms Control In Central Africa — The Kinshasa Convention" at the Permanent Mission of Austria. This event will promote this new sub-regional instrument to control and fight the illicit proliferation of small arms and light weapons in Central Africa. In September 2011, all eleven... (GunPolicy.org)

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Ruanda,África Oriental,África Central,Djibouti,República Democrática del Congo,Sudán

Rwanda to Lead Campaign Against Illicit Small Arms and Light Weapons

20 October 2011

New Times (Rwanda)

Rwanda was, on Tuesday, elected to spearhead a regional campaign against illicit small arms and light weapons. The country was picked by delegates attending a ministerial council meeting of the Regional Centre on Small Arms (RECSA), a grouping of 15 eastern and central African countries, dedicated to eradicating the proliferation of illegal arms across their borders. The meeting was held in the Horn of African nation of Djibouti. Rwanda was elected on the basis of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Burundi,Ruanda,República Democrática del Congo,África Oriental,Djibouti,Etiopía,Eritrea,Kenia,Seychelles,Somalia,Sudán,Tanzania

RECSA Calls for Increased Efforts to Reduce Small Arms in East Africa

16 September 2011

New Times (Rwanda)

The Executive Secretary of the Regional Centre on Small Arms (RECSA), Dr. Francis K. Sang, has called upon all countries within the region to come up with more mechanisms and strategies to fight against the proliferation of illicit small arms and light weapons. RECSA is an intergovernmental body based in Nairobi, Kenya, bringing together 13 countries from the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa region. All member states that subscribe to the centre, including Rwanda, are... (GunPolicy.org)

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República Democrática del Congo

Proliferation of Small Arms in East of Congo DRC - Study [Fr]

5 July 2011

Digital Congo (Congo DRC) / La Prospérité

[Translated summary: More than 300,000 firearms are held by civilians in the East region of Congo DRC. The two most common firearms are assault rifles and non-automatic rifles. These numbers can be found in a new study published by the UNDP/DRC.] Plus de 300 000 armes à feu sont détenues par des civils dans l'Est de la RDC. Les deux armes les plus fréquemment détenus par les ménages sont le fusil d'assaut et le fusil non automatique. « Armes légères dans la... (GunPolicy.org)

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Angola,República Democrática del Congo

Govt Denies Deadly Gunfight Targeted Congo DRC Army Weapons Depot

29 June 2011

BBC News

A deadly gun battle has erupted in the Democratic Republic of Congo mining capital of Lubumbashi. President Joseph Kabila is in the town to preside over Thursday's Independence Day ceremonies. Reports indicate that a military depot was the focus of the assault, but officials deny this. Police opened fire on the attackers. Two gunmen and three civilians were killed in the gun battle, which lasted just under an hour. The gunfire began on Wednesday between 0300-0400... (GunPolicy.org)

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República Democrática del Congo

Preventing Diversion of Firearms and Ammunition in Congo DRC [Fr]

15 June 2011

La Prospérité (Congo DRC)

[Translated summary: A panel of experts met this week in Kinshasa to discuss the stockpiling and destruction of firearms and ammunition in DRC. The objective was to define the geographic priorities and emergencies on matters related to securing and managing stockpiling of National Defence firearms and ammunition. As mentioned by the National Commission, this is one step towards the implementation of the UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit... (GunPolicy.org)

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República Democrática del Congo

Campaign to Pass New Law, Return Guns in North Kivu, Congo [Fr]

5 June 2011

Radio Okapi (Congo DRC)

[Translated summary: Local civil society groups met in Goma, DRC to raise awareness of the 12,000 firearms distributed to civilians during conflict, but not returned. They urged the government to pass a new law on the movement of firearms]. C'est le constat fait, samedi 4 juin, à Goma à l'issue d'une journée de réflexion organisée par l'Association des volontaires du Congo (Asvoco) sur le thème: «Qui est responsable?». Selon le président de cette association,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Tanzania,Kenia,Ruanda,República Democrática del Congo,Burundi,Somalia,Etiopía,Djibouti,Eritrea

Great Lakes and Horn of Africa Nations Add Local Serial Numbers to Guns

3 July 2010

Citizen (Dar es Salaam)

The Regional Centre on Small Arms (Recsa) is procuring a database software to facilitate firearms marking, record keeping and trade of light weapons in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa. Speaking at a two-day regional workshop in Dar es Salaam on Thursday, the Recsa Monitoring and Evaluation head, Mr Nestory Mpembela, said with the database software, small arms and light weapons particulars would be at finger tips. "This product will immensely and positively... (GunPolicy.org)

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República Democrática del Congo

Firearm Buyback Creates Market, Organisers Drop Gun Price in DR Congo

29 January 2010


KINSHASA -- A "firearms for money" operation will be launched on Jan. 28 in the restive eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) in the central African country's another bid to restore peace and stability, a source in charge has disclosed. Pastor Daniel Ngoy Mulunda Nyanga, the initiator of the operation, made the disclosure after a meeting with Governor of North Kivu province Julien Paluku in the provincial capital Goma on Friday. Each local... (GunPolicy.org)

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