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Sierra Leona

NGO Urges Sierra Leone to Protect Civilians Against Gun Violence

25 May 2006

Concord Times (Freetown)

FREETOWN — Sierra Leone Action Network on Small Arms (SLANSA) Wednesday issued a press release urging the government to protect civilians against gun violence. The statement, which was issued during the Global Week of Action Against Small Arms 22-29 May states that anti gun campaigners across the country are working tirelessly to raise public awareness to demand that government, protects its people from gun warfare. "100 people are killed by guns every day around... (GunPolicy.org)

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Liberia,Sierra Leona,Países Bajos

Accused Dutch Gun Runner Faces Precedent-setting Case in The Hague

20 May 2006

Independent (UK)

MONROVIA — For those who remember it in its heyday, the Hotel Africa was like a scene out of Casablanca. A seedy mix of businessmen, flight attendants, government ministers and cheap prostitutes would prop up the bar. There was even a piano. Patrons remember a world of Montecristo cigars and Rolex watches. Outside in the equatorial African sun, expats would float in the swimming pool, sipping cocktails. Liberia's VIPs would wander among the resort's 52 villas and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sierra Leona

2006 a Critical Year for Arms Trade Treaty Say Gun Control Groups

7 February 2006

Awareness Times (Freetown)

The Control Arms Campaign (CAC) has said in a press release that West African Governments must lead the world in opening negotiations on an international Arms Trade Treaty, and commit themselves to converting existing ECOWAS moratorium on the importation and exportation of small arms into a binding convention. According to the release, the push for the arms trade treaty comes at a time when the United Nations is wrapping up its first major review of small arms controls... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sierra Leona

In Sierra Leone, UN Official Says 19 Chiefdoms Now Weapons-Free

29 January 2006

News at Nine / Sierra Leone Broadcasting Service TV (Freetown)

The UN and the Government of Sierra Leone have declared Kolifa Magbang chiefdom in the Tonkolili district arms free. The declaration marked the end of the UNDP arms for development project, which was established to help collect all arms and light weapons in the country. Our reporter Sheku Sumaila was there and now reports. The people of Kolifa Magbang welcomed Mr Angelo and team in a traditional style which showed that they were appreciative of the project. In his... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sierra Leona

25,000 Surrendered Weapons All Came from Major Gun Making Countries

25 January 2006

News24 (Cape Town)

FREETOWN — More than 25 000 guns believed to have been used in Sierra Leone's 10-year civil war were turned in to security agencies by rival sides during a disarmament process that ended in 2002, said an action group on Wednesday. A respected non-governmental organisation, the Sierra Leone Action Network on Small Arms (Slansa), said most of the weapons originated from China, the former Soviet Union, Germany, Belgium and some eastern European countries. The reports... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sierra Leona

Sierra Leone Action Network Launches Control Arms Report

19 January 2006

Awareness Times (Freetown)

The Sierra Leone Action Network on Small Arms (SLANSA) will today formally launch the Sierra Leone Report on the impact of arms transfer, at the conference hall of the Council of Churches in Sierra Leone (CCSL). The report is jointly compiled by the Control Arms Campaign, Oxfam International, Amnesty International and International Action Network on Small Arms. In addition a press conference will form part of the launching ceremony. There will also be other forms of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Naciones Unidas,Sierra Leona,Haití,República Democrática del Congo

Arms Trade Controls Have Failed to Protect Civilians, Say Surveys

8 January 2006

Agence France Presse

NEW YORK — Existing small arms trade controls have failed to protect innocent civilians and must be drastically tightened, according to three surveys on the human cost of arms transfers to Haiti, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Sierra Leone. The reports were issued by the Control Arms Campaign as the United Nations was set to kick off its first major review of small arms controls in five years. The Campaign, which brings together Amnesty International,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Liberia,Sierra Leona

Sierra Leone Implores Liberians to Surrender Guns

12 December 2005

Inquirer (Monrovia)

The ambassador of Sierra Leone to Liberia, Patrick J. Foyah has sent out a passionate appeal to Liberians who are still in possession of small arms and light weapons to surrender same to the UNDP Small Arms Control Department for the safety of this nation. Amb. Foyah further called on those in possession of such arms to turn in their arms and start rebuilding Liberia, because as he put it, "when this happens, Liberians will be guaranteed peace and the nation will... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sierra Leona

National Focal Committee on Small Arms Launches Sensitization Project

13 June 2005

Concord Times (Freetown)

FREETOWN — National Focal Committee on Small Arms, a body of the Office of the National Security, (ONS) will soon embark on a massive sensitization drive in the provincial towns of Kenema, Bo, and Makeni respectively. "We would latter end up in the Western area," Director of Provincial Section, Larry Bassie told pressmen last Tuesday, at State House. "We are moving to the community people to sensitizes and consult them on small arms collection, we have little... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sierra Leona

Small Arms Threaten Peace, Security

10 June 2005

Concord Times (Freetown)

FREETOWN — Senior Research Associate Centre for Development and Security Analysis and Head of Political Science Department at Fourah Bay College, Osman Gbla Wednesday disclosed that small arms posed a serious threat to peace, security and good governance in West Africa. Gbla who was speaking during the launch of the Million Faces Campaign at the Council of Churches in Sierra Leone conference hall said it is estimated that about eight million light weapons are in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sierra Leona,África Occidental

NGOs Urge Law Change, Small Arms Moratorium

8 June 2005

Concord Times (Freetown)

FREETOWN — The Sierra Leone Action Network on Small Arms (SLANSA) has, in observance of the Global Week of Action from the 6 to 12 June 2005, called on the government of Sierra Leone to fast-track the exercise of re-enacting and modifying the obsolete Arms, Ammunition and Explosive Act of 1955, as well as to support efforts of civil society in West Africa to transform the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Moratorium into a binding convention. "For... (GunPolicy.org)

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Ucrania,Cuba,Venezuela,Perú,Sierra Leona,Afganistán,Iraq,Yemen,Pakistán,Malasia,Sri Lanka

Ukrainian Arms Exports End Up in a Wide Range of Conflict Zones

19 September 2004

Jane's Defence News, Web Page

Ukraine's arms exports last year stood at US$530-550m, an increase on the year before when they were officially recorded at $440m. JID's regional analyst looks at the implications of Kiev's weapons policy. Ukrainian experts analysing this highly secretive sector of Ukraine's foreign trade believe that the volume of military exports could rise to an annual maximum of $700m. Of course, these figures do not include the large volume of unofficial trade in weapons. Since... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sierra Leona

Witnesses Testify on Atrocities by Armed Rebels

21 July 2004

Associated Press

FREETOWN — Witness TF-1196 told her story: Rebels used machetes to hack all movement and life out of her husband. Then a rebel young enough to be her child raped her. She raised the rounded tips of her arms to show why she had not signed her statement, delivered before a U.N.-backed war crimes court for the diamond-rich west African nation of Sierra Leone. "After they had killed my husband, a rebel … chopped off my right and left hands with a cutlass, into four... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sierra Leona

Child Soldiers to Swap Guns for PCs

25 March 2002

BBC News

Child soldiers in Sierra Leone are to be offered the chance to hand in their guns for computers. A Sierra Leonean entrepreneur, Francis Steven George, is planning to set up a vocational training centre to teach computer and programming skills to the former rebels. There are thousands of young people who were taken away from school during the war years and now that the fighting is finished, the question of what to do with them has to be addressed, said Mr George. He... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sierra Leona

Despite Demobilizing Efforts, Guns Are Hard to Disable

27 February 2002

Chicago Tribune

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Eight grim-faced militiamen had gathered under a cotton tree to bid a dramatic farewell to arms. Under the watchful gaze of United Nations troops, they took turns smashing their rifles with a sledgehammer. Afterward, they received a handshake, the equivalent of $15 in pocket money and the promise of vocational training in the months ahead — all part of a $31 million campaign to disarm and demobilize the thousands of young killers who have... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sierra Leona

Obasanjo Cautions Arms Manufacturers

23 January 2002

Daily Trust (Sierra Leone)

Following the proliferation of small arms and light weapons in civil societies in African countries and its attendant threat to security of lives and property, President Olusegun Obasanjo has appealed to manufacturers of those weapons to exercise some restraints. The president, who was represented by the Minister of Defence, Lt — Gen't. Y. Danjuma (rtd), made the plea in Sierra Leone at a symbolic arms burning ceremony to mark the end of the country's 10-year-old... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sierra Leona

After Disarming 45,000: Sierra Leone War is Over

14 January 2002

The News (Sierra Leone)

The head of the United Nations Military Mission in Sierra Leone, General Daniel Opande, says the civil war in the West African state is over. Gen. Opande made the statement last week in Freetown after eleven senior officers of the rebel Revolutionary United Front (RUF) and the government-backed Kamajors symbolically handed their guns to the UN Mission. His pronouncement followed the disarming of some 45,000 fighters of the RUF, Kamajors and the defunct Armed Forces... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sierra Leona

Keep Collecting the Arms

12 December 2001

Standard Times (Sierra Leone), Editorial

The ongoing effort to rid our communities of arms is a step in the right direction if we are to attain the desire for lasting peace. Over the last decade the rights to live a peaceful and progressive life had eluded the vast majority of the citizens of this nation, at least not with the kind of war we had to contend with. One of the severest consequences of that Revolutionary United Front rebel war is the proliferation of various sorts of arms in the country. But now... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sierra Leona

Gun Culture of Sierra Leone

3 April 2000

Newsnight (UK)

Foday Sankoh was in an angry mood. The Chairman — as he likes to be called — wanted to visit Makeni, one of the towns in that part of Sierra Leone still controlled by the rebel fighters of his Revolutionary United Front. But he could not get a helicopter. The UN would not provide one, and I certainly could not. He declined an offer of a lift in my car. There are far too many potentially-hostile roadblocks on the route out from Freetown, the Sierra Leone... (GunPolicy.org)

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