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South Africa,Africa

19 June 2006

Star (Johannesburg), Opinion

Every day, gun violence kills more than 1 000 people around the world, leaving thousands more injured and bereft. This has led United Nations (UN) secretary general Kofi Annan to remark that in terms of the carnage they cause, "small arms could well be described as weapons of mass destruction". In 2001, UN member states committed to a programme of action to address the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons, declaring that they would collect and destroy... (

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