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Sudán de Sur

Official Urges South Sudan to Disarm in New Campaign

4 February 2013

Voice of America

AWEIL, South Sudan — The head of South Sudan's Bureau for Small Arms Control has called for a nationwide effort to drastically reduce the number of firearms in the country, saying a "gun-free society" is key to stability in the fledgling nation. "It is absolutely fundamental for all of us – for communities, for the government, for religious leaders, for traditional leaders, for you and everybody - to ensure we live in a peaceful environment, a gun-free society.... (GunPolicy.org)

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República Checa,Hungría,Costa de Marfil,Irán,Guinea,Níger,Rusia,Sudán de Sur,China,Uganda,Afganistán,Nigeria,Kenia,Iraq,República Democrática del Congo

Trail of Bullet Casings Leads from Africa's Wars Back to Iran

11 January 2013

New York Times

The first clues appeared in Kenya, Uganda and what is now South Sudan. A British arms researcher surveying ammunition used by government forces and civilian militias in 2006 found Kalashnikov rifle cartridges he had not seen before. The ammunition bore no factory code, suggesting that its manufacturer hoped to avoid detection. Within two years other researchers were finding identical cartridges circulating through the ethnic violence in Darfur. Similar ammunition then... (GunPolicy.org)

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Uganda,Etiopía,Kenia,Sudán de Sur,Somalia,África Oriental,Tanzania

Special Investigation: How Smugglers are Flooding Kenya with Guns

8 January 2013

Star (Kenya), Series

There are estimated 530,000-680,000 firearms in the wrong hands in Kenya. The number of illegal arms has grown over the years and is said to fuel the conflicts witnessed within Kenya and the region. In an investigation that took close to a year, our correspondent Kassim Mohamed tracked down some of the people who smuggle small arms and light weapons into Kenya and unveils a dangerous trend that can affect the current peace if nothing is done by not just the Kenyan... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sudán de Sur

The Role of Guns in South Sudan Violence

16 December 2012

Sudan Tribune (France)

Last week, in commemoration of Human Rights Day, I was interviewed by Radio France International (RFI) http://us.mg5.mail.yahoo.com/neo/#http://www.english.rfi.fr/africa/20121211-protestors-killed-south-sudan so as to highlight the issues of human rights abuses in South Sudan. The interview was as timely as it was necessary. The increase of violent killings in Juba and around South Sudan is acknowledged by the country's Minister of Interior Alison Manani Magaya,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sudán de Sur

'Crisis' of Armed Violence in South Sudan Despite Disarmament, says NGO

27 November 2012

Médecins Sans Frontières, Media release

JUBA — A report released today by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) highlights the devastating impact of violence on the lives and health of civilians in South Sudan's Jonglei state. Women and children as young as four months old are among the victims. Healthcare is threatened as medical facilities are targeted and destroyed. Jonglei state has a long history of intercommunal cattle-raiding; however, since 2009 thousands of civilians, women and children have been... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sudán de Sur

South Sudan Passes New Law on Guns, Bans Possession Without Licence

15 November 2012

Sudan Tribune (France)

BOR — Lawmakers in South Sudan's eastern state of Jonglei, the scene of a localised rebellion and controversial disarmament campaign, have passed a bill making it illegal for civilians to carry guns or ammunition without a licence. The Social Firearms and Ammunitions Control Bill, passed in the state parliament's last session before the long Christmas recess, is in response to ongoing insecurity in the state. It is almost a year since cattle raiding and reprisal... (GunPolicy.org)

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Somalia,República Democrática del Congo,Kenia,Sudán de Sur,Sudán,Uganda,África Oriental

East Africa States to Work Together to Reduce Gun Trafficking

16 October 2012

New Vision (Kampala)

Directors of Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Directorates (CIID) in the East African region on Monday resolved to support Somalia to neutralise gun trafficking across the region. The directors said arms traffickers were taking advantage of Somalia's instability and location next to the sea. The Inspector General of Police, Lt. Gen. Kale Kayihura, said Somalia, which is now a reconstructed state, is ready to halt and thrash all culprits in gun trafficking... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sudáfrica,Estados Unidos,Rusia,Reino Unido,China,Francia,Alemania,Liberia,Sudán de Sur,Argelia,Egipto,Irán,Venezuela,África Occidental,África,Angola

For Africa, Ammunition Control Deserves Global Gun Trade Treaty Focus

9 July 2012

IRIN (UN News)

JOHANNESBURG — For a couple of hundred dollars or less an arms dealer can illegally source a blank end user certificate with the required signatures and stamps - needed to transfer weapons across international borders - and "if no one checks its authenticity (often the case) he can ship his wares to the world's hotspots with minimal risk, for maximum profit," a report by the Small Arms Survey (SAS) said in 2008. Since then "not much has changed" Glenn McDonald, based... (GunPolicy.org)

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Kenia,Somalia,Etiopía,Uganda,Sudán de Sur

Rising Tide of Small Arms in Kenya

3 July 2012

IRIN (UN News)

DADAAB/ISIOLO — A spate of "terror" attacks, aid worker kidnappings and heightened ethnic conflict in northern Kenya have fuelled demand for small arms by civilians and criminals, say security officials. On 2 July, four foreign aid workers - all employees of NGO Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) - were rescued inside Somalia and returned to Kenya after being kidnapped in eastern Kenya's Dadaab refugee settlement; their driver was killed during the kidnap. In October... (GunPolicy.org)

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Reino Unido,Alemania,Ucrania,Sudán,China,Sudán de Sur

Amnesty Accuses Sudan, China, Ukraine of Fueling Conflict in South Sudan

27 June 2012

Sudan Tribune (France)

JUBA — Amnesty International on Thursday accused China, Sudan and Ukraine of allegedly supplying military weapons to both South Sudanese Armed Forces (SPLA) and opposition groups, triggering scores of indiscriminate attacks in parts of South Sudan. The organization, in its latest report, entitled South Sudan: Arms supplies fueling violations in forgotten conflict, examines the impact of responsible supplies and misuse of weapons, munitions and armaments that resulted... (GunPolicy.org)

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Ucrania,Kenia,Sudán de Sur

Hijacked Ukrainian Ship Linked to Sudan

30 September 2008

Financial Times

A pirate attack on a ship transporting military tanks off the coast of Somalia has connected two of Africa's worst conflict zones by throwing a spotlight on the south Sudanese army's rearmament programme. Kenya has said the 33 Russian-made tanks on board the hijacked vessel were destined for its own armed forces, but its claims have been challenged by several sources who said they were to be transported through Kenya to south Sudan. Last week's seizure of the... (GunPolicy.org)

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