Noticias sobre las armas de fuego
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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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
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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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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Gun Crimes in Morocco Lead to False Sense of Insecurity [FR]
8 May 2014
[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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After Decades With Few Guns, Almost Every Libyan Household Has One
25 February 2014
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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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
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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European Arms Sales to Middle East Reach Record Level, NGOs Concerned
1 February 2014
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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Libya Criminalises Gun Ownership But Critics Question Enforcement
19 December 2013
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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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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Questions Asked Over Germany's Arms Exports
16 December 2013
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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