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China 'Aggressively' Supplying Africa With Guns, Military Equipment

28 November 2012

Global Post (Boston)

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — China's aggressive new strategy to sell weapons in Africa was on clear display at a recent defense exposition here. The pavilion for Chinese manufacturers was among the three largest at the Africa Aerospace and Defense exhibition in September, surpassed only by host South Africa and the United States, the world's largest weapons maker by far. Many of the made-in-China weapons touted by firms such as Norinco and Poly Technologies were... (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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11,000 Illegal Firearms Collected in Jonglei State - Sudan Army

28 June 2012

Sudan Tribune (France)

JUBA — The Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) deputy head of logistics and commander of Jonglei disarmament, Kuol Deim Kuol, announced during an interview with Sudan Tribune that more 11,000 illegal firearms have been collected in Jonglei since the South Sudan president, Salva Kiir inaugurated it in February. Kuol said that up to 90 percent of the civil firearms were transported to Juba, to be stored in SPLA general head quarters store. He also said "we managed to... (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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Siria,Rusia,África,China,India,Pakistán,Unión Europea,América,Asia,Europa,Oceanía,República Democrática del Congo,Sudán,Chad,Colombia

NGOs Set Minimum Specifications for Arms Trade Treaty [FR]

27 June 2012

Le Monde (France), Opinion

[Translated summary: Associations, NGOs and hundreds of members of the global coalition "Control Arms" have set minimum specifications for the future Arms Trade Treaty. It will have to control all types of conventional arms and ammunition used by military as well as by law enforcement, since they can be used for serious human rights violations. ATT will include exports but also imports, transit and all types of transfers and all actors, such as arms brokers, like Viktor... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sierra Leona,Yemen,Siria,Argelia,Irán,Somalia,China,Bielorrusia,Italia,Alemania,Bulgaria,Austria,Rusia,Túnez,Reino Unido,Estados Unidos,Qatar,Sudán,África,Libia,Egipto,Francia

An Arms Buyback for Libya? – Analysis

9 June 2012

Eurasia Review (EU/Asia)

The Libyan civil war of early 2011 was one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history, with an estimated 30,000 killed and 50,000 injured. While Muammar Gaddafi's death marked a watershed moment in Libyan history, the months of frenzied violence that preceded it saw a massive buildup of arms and munitions in the country. In the months leading up to and after his fall, Gaddafi's arms warehouses all across the country became unsecured; such was the level of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Libia,República Democrática del Congo,Chad,República Centroafricana,Sudán

Sudan's Small Arms and Light Weapons Conference: a Right Step

29 May 2012

Sudan Vision Daily

Last week Khartoum hosted the Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) conference for Sudan and its western neighbouring states including Central African Republic, the Republic of Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Libya. The conference aimed at strengthening cooperation and coordination efforts in order to control the spread, flow, misuse and illegal circulation of small arms and light weapons within and across the borders, and on the fundamental... (GunPolicy.org)

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Egipto,África,República Democrática del Congo,República Centroafricana,Sudán,Chad,Libia

African States Vow to Curb Arms Flow with Global Gun Trade Treaty

24 May 2012

New Vision (Kampala) / AFP

Security officials from five African states have pledged to step up cooperation to control the flow of small arms after a UN-backed conference. Ministers of interior and security from Libya, Chad, Sudan and Central African Republic, as well as a provincial governor from Democratic Republic of Congo, agreed to establish a joint body to counter the proliferation of small arms and light weapons. A declaration issued late Wednesday after their two-day conference said the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Control Strategies of Small Arms and Light Weapons in Africa - Analysis

22 May 2012

Sudan Vision Daily, Opinion

Introduction Most of the definitions of small arms and light weapons agree that they are the personal arms used by an individual person of a less than one hundred millimeter caliber. The extensive proliferation of the illegal small arms and light weapons is considered among the greatest challenges facing most of the African states. The threats of the small illegal arms are not only confined to the security aspect, rather they go beyond that to extended effects on the... (GunPolicy.org)

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República Democrática del Congo,Libia,Sudán,República Centroafricana,Chad

Sudan, UN Coordinate to Combat Spread of Small Arms in the Region

22 May 2012

Sudan Vision Daily

KHARTOUM – The United Nations announced that it is coordinating with the Sudanese Government and the Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration Commission (DDRC) to combat use of small and light arms in the Sudan, to strengthen institutions at the national level to curb armed violence and reduce demand on arms. Use of arms disrupts development and spreads chaos, UN resident Coordinator, Ali Al-Zaetri, said, adding that the economic loss caused by the use of these... (GunPolicy.org)

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Cattle Herders Avoiding Disarmament in South Sudan for Fear of Attacks

17 April 2012

Sudan Tribune (France)

JUBA — South Sudan's army (SPLA) says that some Murle cattle herders are avoiding handing over their weapons to the military as part of a statewide disarmament campaign in Jonglei following severe violence earlier this year. The SPLA captain responsible for disarmament in the Anyidi area, Philip Bol Akuei, said that reports of Murle raiders were reaching his forces but poor roads and the distances involved means that they are not mobile enough to respond. Some... (GunPolicy.org)

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More Arms Flowing into Sudan, S. Sudan - Report from Small Arms Survey

4 April 2012

Voice of America

JUBA - A new report shows more weapons flowing into the hands of rebel militias in Sudan and South Sudan in the past year. The development threatens to increase tensions between two countries that have clashed repeatedly since the south declared independence last year. The report published Friday by the Small Arms Survey, an organization monitoring the flow of weapons in the region, says funding is coming from both countries and putting more weapons in the hands of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Guns Used by South Sudanese Ethnic Militia Came from Army and Rebels

23 March 2012

Pretoria News (South Africa) / AFP

Guns and ammunition used by a South Sudanese ethnic militia that massacred a rival group earlier this year came from both the army and a rebel group, a report said on Thursday. Beginning late December a marauding column of some 8 000 armed youths from the Lou Nuer people marched on the remote town of Pibor, home to the rival Murle, whom they blame for cattle raiding and have vowed to exterminate. Analysis by the Small Arms Survey, a Swiss-based research group,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sudán,Siria,Rusia,China,Papúa-Nueva Guinea,Fiyi,Oceanía

Pacific Nations Push for Global Arms Trade Treaty to Curb Gun Trade

19 March 2012

ABC News (Australia), Transcript

Every year illicit trade in small arms results in thousands of deaths. Most of them in developing countries, including the Pacific, where the impact of gun violence has been devastating. Now the international community is to meet at the United Nations to finalise the first ever global arms trade treaty. HELEN HAKENA, WOMEN'S RIGHTS CAMPAIGNER: I was seven months pregnant when gunmen came into our village terrorising the entire village community. My house was burnt to... (GunPolicy.org)

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South Sudan Vice President Stressed the Importance of Firearm Safe Storage

19 March 2012

Government of South Sudan (Juba), Media release

JUBA — The Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan Hon. Dr. Riek Machar Teny has stressed the importance of safe storage of firearms and ammunition in the country if people are to minimise the dangers associated with poor storage of arms and ammunitions. In his opening remarks at a one-day workshop on the management of arms and ammunitions at Home and Away Business Centre organised by the Bureau of Small Arms Control, Dr. Machar said that the workshop has come... (GunPolicy.org)

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More than 2,000 Arms Collected in Jonglei Capital Bor, South Sudan

15 March 2012

Citizen (Juba)

JUBA — On the first day of disarmament exercise in Jonglei State, more than 2,000 arms have been reported collected only in state capital Bor, the SPLA spokesperson Colonel Philip Aguer Panyang reported yesterday. "The disarmament started last Tuesday within Boma and Bor Town with over 2,000 arms collected only in Bor alone," Aguer mentioned. He added that 3,000 SPLA soldiers have been stationed in Bor to participate in the operation of collecting guns from the... (GunPolicy.org)

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South Sudan Army Ready to Conduct a Gun Amnesty Amongst Civilians

5 March 2012

Sudan Tribune (France)

JUBA — The South Sudan army, the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) has announced its readiness to conduct the "peaceful" collection of illegal arms from the civil population across the country but primarily in Jonglei, Unity, Lakes and Warrap states; all of which have recently been subject to increased tribal conflict. Majak D' Agoot, South Sudan's deputy defence minister, said the SPLA has the mandate to remove arms from the hands of the unauthorised civil... (GunPolicy.org)

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Kenia,Sudán,República Democrática del Congo,Uganda

Uganda Government is Drafting a Bill to Tighten, Control, Limit Firearm Use

25 February 2012

Monitor (Kampala)

The government is drafting a bill to tighten, control and limit the use of firearms by security agencies and civilians across the country. The Firearms, Ammunition and Related Materials Bill seeks to harmonise all existing laws governing possession of guns, including the Firearms Act, 1970. The 1970 Act only regulates ownership of firearms held by individuals, while those held by the police and security agencies are governed under separate laws. It is not known how... (GunPolicy.org)

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Alemania,Chad,Yemen,Egipto,Libia,Francia,Reino Unido,Estados Unidos,Sudán,Bielorrusia,Oceanía,Europa,Asia,América,África,Siria,Rusia

Towards an International Control of Arms Trade, NGOs Concerned [FR]

19 February 2012

Le Monde (France)

[Translated summary: As negotiations were launched this week in New York on the Arms Trade Treaty, Amnesty International, CCFD-Terre Solidaire and Oxfam France are concerned about the risk of a "Treaty at a discount ".] La vente d'armes à un régime qui réprime sa population, comme le fait aujourd'hui la Russie à l'Etat syrien, sera-t-elle bientôt illégale ? C'est l'enjeu des négociations qui devraient aboutir, en juillet, à New York, à la signature d'un... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sudán,China,Egipto,Bahrein,Libia,Alemania,Reino Unido,Rusia,Estados Unidos,Oceanía,Europa,Asia,América,África

At Last, the World Acts to Control Global Arms Trade, UN Talks Begin this Week

12 February 2012

Independent (Dublin)

The global arms trade, which produces two bullets for every person on the planet every year and the weapons that kill 1,500 people each day, is facing the first worldwide effort to control it. An unprecedented treaty that would attempt to restrict arms sales is expected to be drawn up at talks in the United Nations this week. A campaign for such an agreement, begun six years ago by Nobel laureates, faces attempts by the United States and Russia to water the treaty... (GunPolicy.org)

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