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17 March 2008

East African (Nairobi)

Viktor Bout. His name has a sharp, staccato to it, much like the sound of an AK-47 shot. Dubbed the "Merchant of Death" by former British foreign office minister Peter Hain, the countries the Russian national has reputedly sold arms to — Liberia, Sierra Leone, Angola, Congo and others — read like a list of Africa's worst killing fields. The UN and international human-rights activists say that those arms, obtained illegally or at rock bottom prices from rusting... (

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