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27 February 2002

Chicago Tribune

Billions of dollars' worth of rifles, machine guns, rocket launchers and pistols have flooded the continent, fueling the wars that have killed millions of Africans and impoverished hundreds of millions more over the past decade. The irony is that much of this carnage is the bitter fruit of peace blossoming elsewhere in the world, as surplus weaponry from the Cold War finds a new market. (First of two parts) BENI, Congo — Grace Ikombi's gun is much like 35 million... (

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