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Zambian Man Injures Daughter, Nephew in Accidental Shooting

1 May 2014

UK Zambians

A trigger happy man on Sunday caused panic at a funeral house when a firearm he had put in his pocket after firing casually in the air accidentally went off, shooting and wounding his 14-year-old daughter and nephew in Mumbwa. The man of Lusaka's Kanyama township, identified as Allan Ngwenya, 52, is alleged to have fired in the air at the funeral house before putting his pistol, an Austria, serial number VAK 951, which had eight rounds of ammunition in his pocket... (GunPolicy.org)

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Zambia Cop Kills Lover, Commits Suicide with Duty Weapon

17 August 2013

Times of Zambia

A Livingstone police officer has shot his girlfriend dead before turning the firearm on himself, Southern Province Police chief Charity Katanga has said. Pukutani Banda, 54, is alleged to have quarrelled with his girlfriend before the shooting occurred. Mr Banda of Muzukung'ombe Police Camp, who was based at Livingstone Central Police, shot himself dead with a revolver around 11:50 hours yesterday. This was after killing his girlfriend, identified as Margaret... (GunPolicy.org)

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Zambia Minister Asks Police to Revive Gun Amnesty to Reduce Crime

12 May 2013

Times of Zambia

Home Affairs Minister Edgar Lungu has urged the Zambia Police Service to revive the gun amnesty and buy-back schemes to reduce the number of illicit firearms in Zambia. Mr Lungu said the police should seriously look into the increased misuse of firearms that were mostly smuggled into Zambia. He said this when he officiated at the opening of Kanele Shopping Mall and Kanele Enterprise yesterday. "The regulations of firearms dealing are continuously being stiffened both... (GunPolicy.org)

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República Democrática del Congo,Zimbabwe,Mozambique,Angola,Zambia,África

Zambia Calling for a 'Bullet-Proof' Arms Trade Treaty

18 March 2013

Times of Zambia

TODAY (March 18, 2013) will be a crunch day of epic proportions when the United Nations Organisation (UN) convenes at its New York Headquarters to start negotiations to conclude an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) that has the potential to forever regulate the hitherto unregulated trade in conventional weapons. The global trade in conventional weapons - from warships and battle tanks to fighter jets and machine guns - remains poorly regulated. No internationally agreed... (GunPolicy.org)

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Zambia Security Guard Shoots Self in Leg at Shopping Mall

18 August 2012

Times (Zambia)

A security guard from Armguard Security Company yesterday accidentally shot himself in the leg in a bizarre incident at Great East Mall in Chipata, Eastern Province. The guard, who has been identified as Tazman Siyamboni, was on duty providing security to bank officials who were loading money in the Automated Teller Machines (ATM) when he accidentally pulled the trigger of a green rifle gun and shot himself in the leg. The incident happened in full view of some... (GunPolicy.org)

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África Austral,Malawi,Mozambique,Zambia,Zimbabwe

Interpol Blames Porous Borders for Gun Trafficking, Crimes in Southern Africa

28 March 2012

Newsday (Zimbabwe)

VICTORIA FALLS — The reluctance by regional countries to implement strict rules and guidelines of the Sadc protocol on firearms is hampering efforts to end the proliferation of small arms used in violent crimes. This was revealed by the head of the Interpol Regional Bureau for Sadc, Chilika Simfukwe, yesterday on the sidelines of a workshop on the fight against the proliferation of small arms in the region. "Almost all borders in the Sadc region are porous in this... (GunPolicy.org)

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Filipinas,Trinidad y Tobago,Zimbabwe,Zambia,Uganda,Tanzania,Senegal,República Democrática del Congo,Pakistán,Nigeria,Níger,Namibia,Marruecos,Mauritania,Malawi,Madagascar,Costa de Marfil,Burkina Faso,Botswana,Egipto,Angola,Argelia,Sudáfrica,Ghana,China,Estados Unidos,Austria,Rusia,Israel,Bahrein,Asia,África,Brasil

Brazil Arms Exports: Country Preaches Peace, Sells Tons of Arms

28 February 2012

Huffington Post (USA)

A small, scratched metal can thrown on the ground created Brazil's first diplomatic embarrassment of 2012. The canister of tear gas had been collected by pro-democracy activists in Bahrain. Stamped across the can in blue was a Brazilian flag and the words 'MADE IN BRAZIL.' One year had passed since Bahrain became the stage for pro-democracy protests by the majority Shiites against the Sunni monarchy commanded by king Hamad bin-Isa Khalifa. The protesters had been... (GunPolicy.org)

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Tailandia,Malasia,Indonesia,Kuwait,Qatar,México,Perú,Venezuela,Colombia,Bolivia,Somalia,Nepal,Omán,Letonia,Mauricio,Guyana,República Democrática del Congo,Bosnia-Herzegovina,Arabia Saudita,Liberia,Kazajstán,Singapur,República Dominicana,Jordania,Trinidad y Tobago,Emiratos Árabes Unidos,Guatemala,Honduras,Chile,Ecuador,Argentina,Zimbabwe,Zambia,Uganda,Tanzania,Senegal,República del Congo,Nigeria,Níger,Namibia,Marruecos,Mauritania,Malawi,Costa de Marfil,Egipto,Burkina Faso,Brasil,Túnez,Sri Lanka,Pakistán,Filipinas,Yemen,Estados Unidos,Italia,Alemania,Israel,Austria,Rusia,África,América,Asia,Europa,Sudáfrica,Argelia,Angola,Botswana,Ghana,Guinea,Madagascar

Brazilian Gun Industry Seeks New Markets: Africa and Asia [PT]

27 January 2012

Publica (Brazil)

[Translated summary: With the support of the Ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs, Brazilian gun manufacturers seek new markets in countries with a history of human rights violations: Tunisia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Philippines and Yemen. Brazil is among the six countries in the world with annual exports exceeding $ 100 million, according to recent research from Small Arms Survey. According to the Army, responsible for supervising and controlling exports from 2005 to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sri Lanka,Sudán,Malawi,Zambia,Mozambique,Macedonia,Liberia,Sierra Leona,África Occidental,África,Sudáfrica

Africa: Analysis: How Best to Remove Guns from Post-conflict Zones?

28 July 2011

IRIN (UN News)

JOHANNESBURG - Cash for guns or buy-back programmes in post-conflict states have fallen out of favour as a method of ridding a society of weapons, and have been replaced by often elaborate schemes designed to remove money from the equation, but the debate continues as to the best way forward. The disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) community has grappled for years with buy-back practices and acknowledges they can have a profound effect on the nature of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Illegal Firearms Targeted by Gun Amnesty in Zambia's Western Province

16 September 2009

Post (Zambia)

SENANGA — Western Province permanent secretary Ikanuke Noyoo has appealed to people with illegal firearms in the province to surrender them to the government since the amnesty was still in place. In interview, Noyoo said that Western Province's Shangombo, Kalabo and Kaoma were the worst affected districts with illegal firearms in civilian hands. "The Minister of Home Affairs has already put in place a programme to dispatch security personnel to these areas so that... (GunPolicy.org)

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Zambia,África Austral

Southern Africa Body Must Address Proliferation of Guns Used in Crime

23 September 2008

Times of Zambia (Ndola), Editorial

At the moment, more people are killed in the southern African region using smalls arms than any other type of weapon and it is indeed time that the Southern African Development Community (SADC) addressed the matter collectively. There are so many arms on the loose in the region and the number of people accessing such weapons appear to be increasing although the region is facing relative peace. In the past, it was commonly believed that most arms circulating were... (GunPolicy.org)

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Zimbabwe,Zambia,África Austral

Gun Control Groups Urge Zambian PM to Cut Weapon Flow to Zimbabwe

6 June 2008

Daily Mail (Zambia )

The International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) has petitioned President Mwanawasa to immediately put in place a moratorium on the transfer of weapons to Zimbabwe because they can be used against the people. And Centre for Policy Dialogue executive director, Neo Simutanyi, has warned that violence in Zimbabwe could escalate to levels worse than what happened in Kenya if the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the African Union (AU) do not take... (GunPolicy.org)

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Zimbabwe,Zambia,Reino Unido,Canadá,China,Naciones Unidas

Chinese Gun Shipment to Zimbabwe Shines Spotlight on Global Gun Trade

24 April 2008

Toronto Star (Ontario)

When the Chinese freighter An Yue Jiang pulled into the South African port of Durban last week loaded with weapons bound for crisis-ridden Zimbabwe, it seemed to be just one more day in the lucrative arms trade that has engulfed the continent with deadly results. Instead the ship ran into a storm of protest — with dock workers joining union leaders, church officials and the High Court to block the shipment — until the vessel left the port. British Prime Minister... (GunPolicy.org)

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Praise 3 African Nations for Barring 'Ship of Shame' Gun Cargo to Zimbabwe

24 April 2008

Los Angeles Times, Editorial

It's a rare moment when three African nations, in an effort to forestall violence, block a shipment of weapons to a neighboring country in political turmoil. It's perhaps even a historic development when those weapons were sold by a great power and were bound for a government that is not under United Nations sanctions and has every legal right to buy arms — though no moral right to do so. So let us praise the courageous peoples of South Africa, Mozambique and Zambia... (GunPolicy.org)

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Chinese Ammunition 'Ship of Shame' Adrift in Southern African Controversy

22 April 2008

IRIN (UN News)

JOHANNESBURG — There were conflicting reports about the whereabouts of a Chinese ship, laden with a cargo of small arms destined for Zimbabwe, after it was turned away from South Africa's port city of Durban. According to some reports, the 150-metre multipurpose cargo vessel, the An Yue Jiang - registered in China and one of 600 vessels owned by the China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO), dubbed by South African media as the "Ship of Shame" — is now en route to the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos,Zimbabwe,Sudáfrica,Mozambique,Zambia,Angola,China

Southern African Ports Shun Ship Carrying Guns to Zimbabwe; US Agrees

22 April 2008

Los Angeles Times / Chicago Tribune

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Public outcries have forced a rusty Chinese cargo ship to avoid South Africa, Mozambique and Angola, leaving it at sea Tuesday with 77 tons of munitions bound for Zimbabwe, where an election crisis has reportedly turned violent. The An Yue Jiang was carrying about 3 million rounds of Chinese ammunition, 1,500 rockets and 3,000 mortar shells. The State Department's top Africa envoy, who is to arrive in the region today, will urge... (GunPolicy.org)

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Zambian Police to Lock Their Guns Away, Stay Unarmed During Polling

22 August 2006

Times of Zambia (Ndola)

Inspector General of Police Ephraim Mateyo has directed that officers manning polling stations during next month's tripartite elections should not be armed. The move would ensure members of the public to vote freely and without intimidation. Mr Mateyo said at a Press briefing in Lusaka yesterday, that his office was aware that some people got intimidated just by seeing an armed police officer. He directed all commanding officers to ensure that officers were not armed... (GunPolicy.org)

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Guns are Bad for Health, Says Surgeon

8 December 2005

BBC World Service / The World Today

Dr Robert Mtonga is a trauma surgeon in Zambia. He explains what happens when a gunshot victim comes to the operating room. Trauma is a big chunk of the work here. In respect to gunshot injuries, the most important thing, obviously, is to keep them alive. So we maintain the airway — make sure they are breathing; make sure the blood is circulating. These are the first things you look at, the first so-called "Golden Hour". Then we sort out the wounds. You then... (GunPolicy.org)

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África,Angola,Botswana,República Democrática del Congo,Lesotho,Malawi,Mozambique,Namibia,Sudáfrica,Swazilandia,Tanzania,Zambia,Zimbabwe

Tighter Gun Control on Southern African Borders

30 September 2005

Independent (South Africa)

Twenty-six police members of Southern African Development Community member countries have completed special training in the cross-border control of illegal firearms and ammunition. The group received their certificates of competence on Friday after completing a month-long course, the SA Police Service said in a statement. The training was aimed at equipping police members to take part in exercises to combat and eradicate the illicit manufacturing of firearms and... (GunPolicy.org)

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35 Guns Seized at Random Lusaka Roadblocks

3 December 2004

Times of Zambia (Ndola)

Police in Lusaka recovered over 35 assorted firearms from motorists at various checkpoints last month, Lusaka Province police chief Chendela Musonda, has said. Mr Musonda said several people were arrested at roadblocks in connection with the recovered firearms. And Home Affairs Minister, Ronnie Shikapwasha, has defended the numerous roadblocks in the capital, which he said were meant to check the alarming cases of armed robberies. Lieutenant-General Shikapwasha... (GunPolicy.org)

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