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West Africa

23 December 2008

Ghana News Agency

Eight out of the 15 member ECOWAS States have failed to ratify the sub-regional Convention on Small Arms and Light Weapons proposed by civil society three years after a Draft was handed over to Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Executive Secretary of ECOWAS in Abuja, Nigeria. The Convention is legally binding instrument which was pre-dated by the Declaration on the Moratorium on the Importation, Exportation and Manufacture of Light Weapons in ECOWAS Member States in 1998. The... (

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