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16 January 2004

Agence France Presse

BISSAU — Guinea-Bissau will launch an awareness campaign next week to alert people to the dangers of small arms, of which an estimated 25 000 are in circulation in the impoverished west African country, police said on Friday. Last year was "characterised by a very high crime rate in the capital, Bissau, where 1 128 crimes were recorded," said police chief Alexandre Forbs. "Most of the crimes reported to the police were committed using handguns and resulted from... (

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