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West Africa,Nigeria,Mali

7 June 2006

People's Daily (China) / Xinhua

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is to launch its small arms control program in Bamako, the capital of Mali, on Tuesday. According to a statement issued by the ECOWAS headquarters in the Nigerian capital Abuja, the program is "targeted at reinforcing efforts to reduce the proliferation of small arms and light weapons (SALW) in West Africa." The program is a five-year transitional capacity-building program that would initially implement a... (

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