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Liberia,West Africa

18 June 2007

United Press International

ABUJA, Nigeria — More West African nations are supporting efforts for greater restriction of the global arms trade. The head of the Economic Community of the West African States said that by having an international arms trade treaty, violence in the region could be reduced significantly. "West Africa has suffered from gun proliferation and misuse for too many years," said ECOWAS president Mohammed Ibn Chambas, adding that the group's 15 member nations should... (

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