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Nigeria,West Africa

28 June 2006

Somali Net

West Africa was identified as one of the regions on the African continent with so many fire arms. The illegal possessors of these fire arms are mostly the rebel groups in West Africa and other criminals. This was revealed at a United Nations conference in Nigeria's town of Lagos. "There are at least eight million small arms in West Africa … with more than half in the hands of insurgents and criminals. Criminal elements in Ghana alone reportedly possess 40 000 small... (

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