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Namibia

Spate of Armed Robberies Brings Namibia Police to Take Drastic Measures on Guns

14 June 2012

New Era (Namibia)

With an escalation in armed robberies, police might be compelled to take the drastic measure of frisking and even strip-searching suspects and pedestrians in an effort intended to "Secure Khomas for All". Police Regional Commander for Khomas, Commissioner Festus Shilongo. said this in an interview with New Era. Commissioner Shilongo said last year alone, 96 people lost their lives after being shot. Among the victims were those killed during armed robberies. As per... (GunPolicy.org)

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Namibia

Namibia Police Asked to Register and Return Confiscated Firearms

4 June 2012

New Era (Namibia)

OPUWO — Traditional leaders in the Kunene Region want measures to be put in place for unlicensed firearms confiscated by the Opuwo police to be registered and returned to their lawful owners. The Opuwo police are in possession of around 400 unlicensed firearms that were either confiscated from people in the Kunene Region, or handed in by members of the community. Speaking at a meeting with the Inspector-General of the Namibian Police (Nampol), Lieutenant-General... (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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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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Namibia

Namibian Police Clamp Down on Gun Theft from Their Own Armouries

28 July 2011

Namibian (Windhoek)

The value of firearms stolen from Police custody last year dropped for the first time since 2006 and stood at N$29 000, the lowest in five years. Samuel Gôagoseb, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Safety and Security, yesterday told the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Accounts that the amount decreased drastically after various measures were implemented by the Police. More than N$33 000 worth of firearms were stolen in 2006, increasing to N$47 888 the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Namibia

Brothers Guilty of Namibia Farm Massacre Where 8 Had Died, Son Walks Free

28 July 2011

Namibian (Windhoek)

After close to six and a half years of being accused of having masterminded the murder of his parents and six other people at their farm south of Rehoboth, 'Shorty' Erasmus is a free man again. Windhoek resident Justus Christiaan ('Shorty') Erasmus was found not guilty on all charges - including eight counts of murder - in the High Court in Windhoek yesterday. The man whose claims led to Erasmus's arrest in mid-March 2005, Rehoboth resident Sylvester Beukes (26), and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Namibia

Namibian Gun Owner Shoots, Kills Wife for Comments on Racist Leader

12 April 2010

Namibian (Windhoek)

Police at Aranos have arrested a farmer who allegedly shot and killed his wife with a revolver. Hardap Police Deputy Commissioner Kobus Meyer said the 57-year-old man was drunk when he allegedly gunned down his wife in the sitting room at the farm Chorus on Friday night. According to Meyer, the woman died instantly from a single gunshot to the head. Meyer said although the couple had been drinking that night, preliminary investigations showed that they had not been... (GunPolicy.org)

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Namibia

Domestic Abuse Shootings Bring Namibia Closer to Tough Gun Control

15 February 2010

Namibian (Windhoek)

The issuing of firearm licences should be stricter, as there have been several reports of women being shot by their boyfriends or husbands, Deputy Prime Minister Dr Libertina Amathila said in Parliament on Thursday. Speaking on the debate on the draft defence policy tabled by Defence Minister Charles Namoloh, Amathila said: "Weapons [licences] are issued easily to the public, are people able to handle guns? Women are shot by their boyfriends and husbands." Safety and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Namibia,África Austral

Local, US Experts Probe Illegal Gun Possession, Crime in Southern Africa

29 September 2009

New Era (Windhoek)

WINDHOEK — Military and security experts from across Southern Africa, the USA and Europe are meeting in Windhoek to identify practical measures that will help address problems caused by the illicit proliferation of small arms and light weapons (SALW). The proliferation of SALW poses a serious security challenge, as not only do the they prolong the duration of armed conflict but also threaten long term stability and development in Southern Africa. The Enhancing... (GunPolicy.org)

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Namibia

Global Shooting Lobby Touts Killing African Game Animals to Save Them

16 September 2009

New Era (Windhoek)

WINDHOEK — Scores of leading scientists, professionals and hunting industry representatives are meeting in Windhoek to exchange the latest research and information on the role of hunting on ecology and the economy. The meeting, the first-ever symposium on 'Ecological and Economic Benefits of Hunting' to be organised by the World Forum on the Future of Sport Shooting Activities (WFSA), has brought together 60 representatives from 20 countries. Namibia, one of the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Namibia

Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence to Disarm Domestic Abusers

19 June 2009

Namibian, Opinion

Just last week, Namibians learned of a tragic incident which has become all too common in our newspapers and on our televisions. In Ovitoto, the alleged ongoing domestic abuse of Paulina Kenamuni by her boyfriend Julius 'Namab' Dausab culminated in tragedy. Late on Wednesday, June 3, Dausab allegedly murdered both Paulina and her mother, Elfrieda Kenamuni, with a hunting rifle. Around the world, it is easier to be banned from driving than to be banned from possessing... (GunPolicy.org)

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Namibia,Reino Unido

UK Gives Millions Towards Gun Control in Namibia

7 November 2008

New Era (Windhoek)

WINDHOEK — The British government this week gave Namibia N$4,2 million to implement activities of the National Action Plan on Small Arms and Light Weapons. The money will be used to purchase a vehicle, office and computer equipment for the project support office, office equipment for regional focal points and the central firearm registry. With the money, the action plan will also conduct an awareness raising campaign for the general public and school children and a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Namibia

Gun Law Change Mooted as Firearm Misuse, Injury Climb in Namibia

3 October 2008

New Era (Windhoek)

WINDHOEK — Minister of Safety and Security, Dr Nickey Iyambo, has said there are too many guns in society with the Namibian Police receiving not less than 500 gun licence applications every month. Chief of Police, Lieutenant General Sebastian Ndeitunga, confirmed to New Era yesterday that over 500 applications for gun licences are received from the public and some of the applicants already own more than two guns. "In a country where there is peace, why do we need... (GunPolicy.org)

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Namibia

Shooters Must 'Wait Much Longer' Before Namibia's Gun Registry is Fixed

27 June 2008

New Era (Windhoek)

WINDHOEK — People who applied for firearm licenses countrywide will now have to wait much longer before their applications can be processed. The Namibian Police announced in a press statement that due to some technical problems, its Central Firearms Registry Sub-Division is unable to submit newly approved and computerized firearms licenses. Police have requested members of the public who applied for firearm licenses to be patient while it attends to the problem.... (GunPolicy.org)

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Namibia

'Gun Free Zone' Campaign Recruits Schools, Clinics, Bars in Namibia

16 June 2008

Namibian (Windhoek)

WINDHOEK — Civil society's aim to get guns out of public places gained another ally on Friday when the Katutura-based Namibia Primary School declared itself a gun-free zone. The school joined a number of other educational institutions, clinics, businesses and shebeens who, since September last year, have become part of the Namibia NGO Forum (Nangof)'s initiative 'Towards a Gun-Free Namibia'. While the presentation of the message preached at the event may have... (GunPolicy.org)

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Namibia,África Austral

Southern Africa: 110,000 Sign Petition to Ban Gun Transfers to Zimbabwe

5 June 2008

Namibian (Windhoek)

Civil society in Namibia will today hand over a global petition of 110 000 signatures, which demands an immediate Southern African Development Community (SADC) moratorium on weapons transfers to Zimbabwe. The petition will be presented by representatives of the Legal Assistance Centre, the National Society for Human Rights, Breaking the Wall of Silence, International Action Network on Small Arms (Iansa) and Gun Free Namibia at 13h30. The groups will meet at Windhoek's... (GunPolicy.org)

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Namibia

Namibian Gun Law Allows Self Defence Shootings Only Under Real Threat

7 May 2008

New Era (Windhoek), Opinion

If you carry a weapon, especially a gun, you run the risk of over-reacting in some cases. You might misread a situation and become the aggressor. Another important point to remember is that if you threaten an intruder with a weapon, he can disarm you and use the weapon against you. The chances are that you will end up more seriously injured or even killed than if no weapon was involved. Also take note of the laws of the country. In Namibia, a person can legally own... (GunPolicy.org)

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Zimbabwe,China,Sudáfrica,Estados Unidos,Mozambique,Angola,Namibia

China Says Ship Carrying Ammunition, Guns to Zimbabwe May Head Home

22 April 2008

Associated Press

HARARE, Zimbabwe — A shipment of weapons to Zimbabwe may be returned to China, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Tuesday, after the troubled southern African nation's neighbors prevented the cargo from being unloaded. The Chinese freighter arrived in South Africa last week, and human rights groups and others said they feared the mortar grenades and bullets onboard could be used by President Robert Mugabe's regime to clamp down on its opposition. Zimbabwean church... (GunPolicy.org)

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Zimbabwe,China,Sudáfrica,Estados Unidos,Mozambique,Angola,Namibia

Gun Cargo Rejection 'Dramatic Turn' for Africa's Embrace of Zimbabwe

22 April 2008

Washington Post

JOHANNESBURG — A Chinese ship carrying weapons and ammunition for Zimbabwe's military may be headed back home, reports said, after repeated attempts to deliver its cargo were frustrated by a coalition of legal activists, union workers and human rights groups. The region's resistance to the shipment, which drew praise from the United States on Tuesday, marks a dramatic turn from southern Africa's traditional embrace of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe and its... (GunPolicy.org)

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