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Nigeria,Norte de África

Nigerian Herdsmen Banned from Carrying Guns

20 April 2016

This Day (Lagos)

MINNA — The Niger State Police Command has waged a fresh war against Fulani herdsmen in a bid to check kidnapping and cattle rustling. The police have therefore outlawed the carrying of arms and ammunition by the herdsmen under any guise. The decision of the police to ban the carrying of arms by the herdsmen followed an increase in the number of firearms recovered from the pastoralists in the last six months. The state police spokesman, Bala Elikana, told... (GunPolicy.org)

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Argelia

More than 300 Guns Seized from Terrorists in Algeria [FR]

19 April 2016

El Watan (Algiers)

[Translated summary: In less than 4 months, Algeria Armed Forces eliminated 31 terrorists and captured another 33. They recovered more than 300 weapons of war, including Kalashnikovs.] En quatre mois seulement, les unités de l'ANP ont éliminé 31 terroristes et capturé 33 autres. Plus de 300 armes de guerre ont été récupérées, 182 casemates détruites et une dizaine de ceintures d'explosifs saisies lors d'opérations antiterroristes, principalement au sud-est... (GunPolicy.org)

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Europa,Europa Oriental,Croacia,Bulgaria,Francia,Albania,Arabia Saudita,Siria,Serbia,Asia Occidental,Iraq,Yemen,Eslovaquia,Sudán

Balkan Gun Trade Fuels Crime, Terrorism in Europe, Asia

16 April 2016

Economist

The arsenal discovered in the apartment of Reda Kriket, a suspected terrorist arrested on March 24th near Paris, included explosives, Kalashnikov AK-47 rifles and a machine pistol from Croatia. The terrorists who staged the attacks last November in Paris employed AK-47s made by Zastava, a Serbian manufacturer. The Kouachi brothers, who attacked the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo the previous January, used Kalashnikov ammunition made in Bosnia. Whatever else these... (GunPolicy.org)

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Asia,Estados Unidos,África,Libia,Yemen,Iraq,Siria

Middle East: Militias Use Facebook Groups to Sell Weapons

6 April 2016

New York Times

A terrorist hoping to buy an antiaircraft weapon in recent years needed to look no further than Facebook, which has been hosting sprawling online arms bazaars, offering weapons ranging from handguns and grenades to heavy machine guns and guided missiles. The Facebook posts suggest evidence of large-scale efforts to sell military weapons coveted by terrorists and militants. The weapons include many distributed by the United States to security forces and their proxies in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos,Botswana,Argelia,Libia,Sudáfrica,Kenia,Ruanda,Djibouti

7 African Nations More Effective at Gun Control than the US

11 January 2016

Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg)

In a BBC interview last July, US President Barack Obama admitted that failure to pass "common sense gun safety laws" in the US has been the greatest frustration of his presidency. Since he took office in 2008, there have been repeated mass shootings including the 2011 Tucson Arizona shooting in which Gabrielle Giffords, then a member of Congress and 18 others were shot in a supermarket parking lot. Six people died that day. Another shooting was at Emanuel African... (GunPolicy.org)

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República Democrática del Congo,África,Sudán,Sudán de Sur,Bulgaria,Irán

Chasing Bullets, Firearms in the Democratic Republic of Congo

13 May 2014

IRIN (UN News)

Virunga National Park — Her job is to track and trace small arms and ammunition in Africa's conflict zones. Each bullet, assault rifle, mortar, rocket or other item of military hardware she documents forms a piece of a huge jigsaw being created by the UK-based NGO Conflict Armaments Research (CAR) to map the precise flows of conflict weaponry in Africa. Moving within the ebb and flow of the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) conflict, the investigator, who asked... (GunPolicy.org)

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Marruecos

Gun Crimes in Morocco Lead to False Sense of Insecurity [FR]

8 May 2014

Ya Watani

[Translated summary: Crime has fallen in Morocco in 2013 and the first quarter of 2014 but feelings of insecurity have risen, which officials blame on recent high profile gun crimes and images of people with guns on social media.] Le taux de criminalité a régressé en 2013 ainsi que durant le premier trimestre de 2014. Durant les trois premiers mois de l'année en cours, le nombre des crimes portant atteinte aux personnes physiques a baissé de 6% et celui portant... (GunPolicy.org)

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África,Norte de África,Rusia,Siria,Malí,Qatar,Turquía,Libia,Egipto,Chad,Somalia,Nigeria,Níger

Libya's Guns Free-For-All Fuels Region's Turmoil

22 March 2014

St Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)

TRIPOLI — At the heart of the Libyan capital, the open-air Fish Market was once a place where residents went to buy everything from meat and seafood to clothes and pets. Now it's Tripoli's biggest arms market, with tables displaying pistols and assault rifles. Ask a vendor, and he can pull out bigger machine guns to sell for thousands of dollars. Libya, where hundreds of militias hold sway and the central government is virtually powerless, is awash in millions of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Alemania,Colombia,Estados Unidos,Libia,Georgia,Rusia,México

Banned German Firearms Being Sold in Colombia

1 March 2014

Deutsche Welle

German law prohibits the export of weapons to crisis or conflict regions. But guns sporting the label "Made in Germany" are being sold in war-torn Colombia. Manufacturers have denied any involvement in illegal exports. A person who wants to buy a gun legally in Colombia must be at least 25 years old, provide proof of income and a gun license and possess no criminal record. The arms trade in the South American country is a state monopoly run by the weapons manufacturer... (GunPolicy.org)

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Libia,Francia,Qatar

After Decades With Few Guns, Almost Every Libyan Household Has One

25 February 2014

PolicyMic

In a country where civilian gun ownership was rare for decades, a sudden inundation of small arms means plenty of people will likely get shot. One recent afternoon, Ahmed, 26, was driving around Tripoli with his brother Bashir, 24. Without warning, the driver in the car in front of them slammed his brakes. Ahmed, who nearly rear-ended the offending vehicle, honked his horn. The other driver got out of his car. A shouting match became physical and the man went back to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Europa,Unión Europea,Albania,Macedonia,Bosnia-Herzegovina,Iraq,Norte de África,Afganistán,Serbia,Croacia

Chasing Exports, Balkan Countries Foster Gun, Ammunition Industries

24 February 2014

Southeast European Times

Balkan countries are taking measures to support domestic military firms in an effort to improve their economies and develop closer relations with NATO, experts said. Governments pay more attention to the military industry's economic potential, said Blagoja Markovski, president of the Balkan Security Forum in Skopje. "It offers extraordinary opportunities to create jobs and help the development of the economy. Individual countries' earnings range from tens of millions... (GunPolicy.org)

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África Occidental,República Centroafricana,Sudán,Nigeria,República Democrática del Congo,Camerún,Libia

Arms Smuggling to Nigerian Criminals Threatens Cameroon

21 February 2014

IRIN (UN News)

YAOUNDE — Recent arms seizures and arrests of traffickers in Cameroon's Far North Region have highlighted the escalating insecurity caused by Boko Haram in neighbouring Nigeria and the impact of the unrest in the Central African Republic (CAR) and Sudan. In January, Cameroon's security forces arrested a man attempting to transport 655 guns to Nigeria. In September 2013, 5,400 AK-47 rifles were seized on a pick-up truck in Maroua, the capital of Far North Region,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Argelia

Police Seize Illegal Firearms from 'Gun Workshop' in Algeria

21 February 2014

Kuwait News Agency

ALGIERS - The Algerian security services on Friday seized a workshop for manufacturing firearms and ammunition in Biskra province, some 400 kms to the southeast of Algiers. Two workers, a man and his son, were arrested at the site, located at the basement of a house in the area. The police seized five guns, shooting rifles, 10 knives, five kilograms of gunpowder, 400 ready-to-use bullets and arms making equipment. The authorities are investigating whether the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Libia,Asia Occidental,Egipto,Siria,Malí,Norte de África,Italia,Francia,Estados Unidos,Reino Unido,Rusia,Bielorrusia,China,Argelia,Caribe,América del Sur,Níger,Chad,Unión Europea,Túnez

Post-Uprising Gun Proliferation is Destabilising the Middle East

20 February 2014

Fair Observer

In recent years, as order in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) eroded between uprisings and armed conflicts, the desire for arms amongst a wide range of actors became one more destabilizing factor in the complexities of each situation. However, arms proliferation is nothing new to the MENA region. Whether it was through state actors or black market trading, weapons have circulated throughout the Middle East and North Africa for many years. Today, arms... (GunPolicy.org)

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China,República Democrática del Congo,Alemania,Reino Unido,Myanmar,Israel,Unión Europea,Italia,España,Egipto,Francia,Libia,Arabia Saudita

European Arms Sales to Middle East Reach Record Level, NGOs Concerned

1 February 2014

Ekklesia (UK)

European Union countries licensed arms exports in 2012 valued at €39.9 billion, according to newly released figures. This included a record €9.7 billion in sales to the Middle East – a 22 percent increase on sales in the previous year. The statistics are revealed in the Fifteenth Annual Report on Control of Exports of Military Technology and Equipment. The European Network Against the Arms Trade (ENAA) says that the figures show little change in arms export... (GunPolicy.org)

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China,Egipto,Estados Unidos,Turquía

Over 2,000 Rifles Seized At Egyptian Port

29 December 2013

Egypt State Information Service

Egyptian customs authorities on Saturday seized firearms and ammunition in containers coming from the United States, Turkey and China. Two Beirut-bound containers were found at the Alexandria port carrying 2,400 rifles of different types, said the head of the Egyptian Customs Authority Mohamed el-Salhawy. Another two shipments of fireworks arrived at Dekheila port. They were imported under a fake request of medical supplies. Meantime, four containers were seized at... (GunPolicy.org)

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Libia

Libya Criminalises Gun Ownership But Critics Question Enforcement

19 December 2013

Magharebia (USA)

TRIPOLI — Libya's General National Congress (GNC) on Sunday (December 15th) passed a law criminalising possession of all kinds of weapons, light and heavy, as well as explosives. The new legislation states that if weapons are not handed over within 90 days, the person will be liable to a prison sentence between three to 10 years and a fine of up to 20,000 Libyan dinars. A financial incentive to be assessed by the defence ministry will also be granted to those who... (GunPolicy.org)

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Marruecos,China

Moroccan Authorities Seize Suspected Homicide Gun From Crime Gang

18 December 2013

Morocco World News

CASABLANCA - Last August, the police managed to arrest Chinese criminals who attempted to assassinate a Chinese citizen at Casablanca's Derb Omar. Recently, the police announced the dismantling of a mafia network, which is this time originally from Europe. According to MAP, the National Team of Judicial Police managed, with the assistance of the Directorate of Territorial Surveillance (DST), to dismantle criminal networks active in the field of cross-border organized... (GunPolicy.org)

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Arabia Saudita,Libia,India,Georgia,Egipto,Yemen,Vietnam,Turquía,Siria,Alemania,Bahamas

Questions Asked Over Germany's Arms Exports

16 December 2013

Deutsche Welle

For a long time, arms exports to regions in conflict were taboo for the German government. However, the growing number of arms deals with Middle Eastern countries like Saudi Arabia or Qatar, or with Asian countries like India and Indonesia suggests that these could soon become a pillar of German foreign and security policy. This, at least, is the warning expressed in this year's weapons exports report published in Berlin on Monday (16.12.2013) by the Joint Church and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Países Bajos,España,Reino Unido,Italia,Estados Unidos,Bélgica,Iraq,Argelia,Bahrein,Egipto,México,Pakistán,Canadá

Canada Increases Gun Exports to Countries with 'Dubious' Human Rights

8 December 2013

Toronto Star (Ontario) / Canadian Press

OTTAWA — Bahrain, Algeria and Iraq, countries with dubious human rights records or a history of violent internal conflict, have recently become new buyers of Canadian-made guns and ammunition, an analysis of federal data shows. The analysis by The Canadian Press found that Canadian exports to those countries swelled by 100 per cent from 2011 to 2012, the most recent figures publicly available. During the same time period, exports of Canadian weapons also increased... (GunPolicy.org)

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