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Traditional Foes Hold Up United Nations Progress on Small Arms
22 January 2006
Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday
NEW YORK — After two weeks of talking, governments have achieved virtually no outcome from a UN conference on controlling the proliferation and misuse of small arms. During this time, approximately 12,000 more people have died at gunpoint and many more have been injured, bereaved or denied access to livelihoods, healthcare and education because of armed violence.
Usually at loggerheads on disarmament issues, the USA and Iran, Israel and Egypt are on the same side of... (GunPolicy.org)
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Guns Flow in to Sudan's Darfur Despite Embargo: United Nations
10 January 2006
Weapons are flowing to anti-government rebels in Sudan's strife-torn Darfur region from neighboring Chad, Eritrea and Libya in violation of a U.N. arms embargo, U.N. experts said in a report obtained by Reuters on Tuesday.
The embargo, imposed on all non-government forces in Darfur in July 2004, has also failed to prevent the government from arming the Arab militias that act as its proxy fighters in the Darfur conflict, the experts said.
Since a second civil war ended... (GunPolicy.org)
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NGOs Urge Action Against Illicit Arms in South
28 November 2005
BBC Worldwide Monitoring / Sudan Radio Service, Transcript
[Presenter] Civil society organizations in Southern Sudan are calling on the government to control the proliferation of illegal fire arms.
The group said there is need to raise a lot of awareness among Sudanese because small arms cause insecurity in the region.
During a workshop on small arms in Nairobi, Kenya, last week, participants urged the government to empower people economically so that they do not resort to holding illegal arms as a means of earning a living.... (GunPolicy.org)
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Smuggling Guns Over the Egypt-Israel Border
3 June 2005
Jerusalem Post (Israel)
In the middle of the night, Israeli troops sneaked over the border fence amid the granite mountains, moving silently so the Egyptian guards would not hear. They somehow quietly lifted a mammoth cement border marker that weighs as much as those ancient stone relics at Stonehenge and moved it westward. Why? As part of the Zionist state's expansionist, underhanded effort to steal more Egyptian land.
This may sound far-fetched and paranoid, but it actually comes from a... (GunPolicy.org)
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Border Guards Intercept Gun-Runners and 21 Kalashnikovs
2 February 2005
Israel National News
Border Guard and IDF units succeeded in preventing Arab terrorists from smuggling 21 Kalachnikov rifles over the Egypt-Israel border. The interception took place near Har Sagi.
Border guard lookouts spotted four individuals attempting to sneak across the border carrying large sacks.
When the IDF and Border Guard units gave chase with the help of an air force helicopter, the gun-runners abandoned their load and fled.
The sacks were recovered by the soldiers and... (GunPolicy.org)
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Russian, Chinese Guns Fuel Sudan War: Amnesty Int'l
17 November 2004
The brutal ethnic war in Darfur is being fuelled by weapons supplied by companies from countries that are permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, a report claimed yesterday. The Security Council is trying to find a way to end the violence.
The Chinese and Russian governments have been allowing the sale of military equipment to the Sudanese government, according to an Amnesty International report, which also repeated claims that a British firm had been... (GunPolicy.org)
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In Darfur, Guns Offer Do-it-yourself Security
16 November 2004
Christian Science Monitor
AL-FASHER, Sudan — As the dawn's rays spread across this sand-strewn northern capital of Sudan's troubled Darfur region this weekend, the crack of gunfire rang out. But the shots weren't hostile.
They were to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the festival following the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Thirty days of fasting between sunrise and sunset is almost uniformly observed here; even water is not consumed during daylight hours, despite the searing rays of the desert sun. So... (GunPolicy.org)
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Aid Was Flown to Sudan on Gunrunning Planes
25 August 2004
Evening Standard (London)
The British Government has been sending aid to Sudan and elsewhere in Africa on airlines accused by the UN of gunrunning.
Yesterday, the Department for International Development (DfID) suspended all future contracts with Buraq Air, its main operator of relief flights to Sudan, and launched an inquiry after the Evening Standard told it about the firm's record.
The DfID used Libya-based Buraq as recently as two weeks ago and another cargo airline, Aerocom, in... (GunPolicy.org)
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Britain Brokered Gun Parts to Militias
24 August 2004
Evening Standard (London)
Britain has sent more than 180 tons of arms to war-torn Sudan in the last three years, according to the United Nations.
The revelation, which will embarrass Foreign Secretary Jack Straw as he visits Darfur today, is contained in the official UN commodity trade database, Comtrade, which compiles information supplied by national customs services.
During his visit to the Abu Shouk refugee camp, Mr Straw is expected to condemn what he described as the "atrocities"... (GunPolicy.org)
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More Guns Could Have Saved Sudan, Says Kopel
18 August 2004
National Review (USA), Opinion
[T]he sovereign territorial state claims, as an integral part of its sovereignty, the right to commit genocide, or engage in genocidal massacres, against peoples under its rule, and … the United Nations, for all practical purposes, defends this right. To be sure, no state explicitly claims the right to commit genocide — this would not be morally acceptable even in international circles — but the right is exercised under other more acceptable rubrics … — Leo... (GunPolicy.org)
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United Nations Places Arms Embargo
31 July 2004
Globe & Mail (Toronto)
JOHANNESBURG — There are 1.5 million desperate refugees in the Darfur region of western Sudan. At least 40,000 people have died of hunger, or in attacks by government forces and government-organized janjaweed militias.
But yesterday, at the United Nations Security Council, the best world powers could do was pass a watered-down, U.S.-sponsored resolution threatening the Sudanese government with unspecified "measures" if it fails to act against the janjaweed in 30... (GunPolicy.org)
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Rebels, Child Soldiers Disarm
22 January 2004
New York Times
TAM, Sudan — Hope is gaining ground on the front lines of Africa's most expansive — and exhaustive — battlefield, where Sudanese have killed and maimed other Sudanese in an area the size of Europe for 20 long years.
The new reality could be seen in this village west of the Nile the other day when a brigade of rebel soldiers arrived in formation, singing songs of liberation and clutching aging AK-47's.
At their commander's order, about 100 of the youngest... (GunPolicy.org)
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Policeman in Egypt Kills His Superior Before Turning Gun on Himself
3 July 2002
CAIRO, Egypt — A disgruntled policeman assigned to Cairo's diplomatic neighborhood killed his superior in an argument, then took his own life, police said Wednesday.
Police officials said Gen. Yehia el-Jabri, the commander of Maadi police force, died Tuesday of multiple gunshot wounds.
The upscale Maadi district, about 10 kilometers (6 miles) south of Cairo, is home to diplomats from more than a dozen countries, including U.S. and Israeli officials. The incident... (GunPolicy.org)
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Karamojong Fighters Hand Over 3,000 Guns
4 December 2001
Daily Monitor (Kampala)
More than 3,000 illegal guns were Sunday voluntarily handed over to government by the Karimojong community at the launch of the long awaited disarmament exercise of the region.
The exercise was launched by President Yoweri Museveni at Moroto Boma ground, a statement from State House Sunday, said. It is being carried out simultaneously throughout the three districts of Moroto, Kotido and Nakapiripirit.
The statement said 1,200 illegal guns were voluntarily handed over... (GunPolicy.org)
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