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Florquin, Nicolas, Sigrid Lipott and Francis Wairagu. 2019 ‘Excerpts on Illicit/Craft Production - Sierra Leone.’ Weapons Compass: Mapping Illicit Small Arms Flows in Africa, pp. 47-59. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 1 January

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Overall, craft production stands out as the second most prominent source of illicit weapons for the countries that replied to the country questionnaire, although quite far behind illicit cross-border transfers by land. Seven countries reported the presence of such production on their territory (Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Tanzania), while five reported seizing or recovering such weapons since 2011 (Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, and Liberia). (p. 55, p. 88)

Côte d'Ivoire and Sierra Leone ranked domestic craft production as the most significant source of illicit arms in their countries (for Côte d'Ivoire, craft production ranked first together with cross-border flows by land), while Guinea reported illicit cross-border transfers of craft weapons by land to be its main concern. (p. 55)

Map 5: Reported craft production of small arms – Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, DRC, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Zimbabwe. (p. 56)

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