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Angola

Over 67,000 Illegal Firearms Destroyed in Angola

10 July 2016

Angola Press Agency (Luanda)

NAMIBE — Sixty-seven thousand of 102,027 fire arms so far collected from the civil population countrywide have been destroyed, said Saturday in southwest Namibe province the second general commander of National Police chief commissioner, Paulo de Almeida. Also coordinator of National Technical Sub-Commission for Civilian Disarmament, Paulo de Almeida was speaking at the central event of the International Small Arms Destruction Day, on July 9. The senior police... (GunPolicy.org)

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Angola

Angola Police Seize Five Kalashnikovs in Cuanza Sul [FR]

14 May 2016

Angola Press Agency (Luanda)

[Translated summary: Angola National Police has recovered five firearms and a Kalashnikov magazine in the context of the disarmament of the civilian population. Since 2008, the police have seized 6,849 guns.] SUMBE - Cinq armes à feu de type AKM ont été récupérées par la Police nationale, au cours des sept derniers jours, dans la province de Cuanza Sul, dont la ville de Sumbe est le chef-lieu (littoral-centre). Outre les armes, un chargeur de Kalachnikov a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Angola

Angola Police Collect Five Guns During Civilian Disarmament

14 May 2016

Angola Press Agency (Luanda)

Five fire-arms of the AKM type were collected in the last seven days by the Police Command of the central Cuanza Sul Province, in the ambit of the disarmament process of the civilian population. The weekly report of the corporation, which reached ANGOP last Friday, states that one AKM bullets magazine was also collected. Since the start of the process in 2008 the corporation in Cuanza Sul collected 6,849 fire-arms of different calibres, and from that number 425 were... (GunPolicy.org)

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Angola

100,000 Firearms Recovered in Angola Civilian Disarmament [FR]

17 April 2016

Agência Angola Press

[Translated summary: The coordinator of an on-going disarmament programme in the province of Cuanza Sul, Angola, claimed that this government strategy contributes to the consolidation of peace and development. Since the beginning of the programme, more than 100,000 firearms have been recovered.] Sumbe - Le coordinateur de la Sous-commission Technique Nationale pour le Désarmement de la Population Civile, le commissaire chef Paulo de Almeida, a considéré comme très... (GunPolicy.org)

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Angola

2,303 Firearms Seized by Angola Police in 2015 [FR]

17 March 2016

Angola Press Agency (Luanda)

[Translated summary: According to the 2015 National Police Report, 2,303 firearms of various calibres were seized last year.] LUANDA — La situation de la sécurité publique dans le pays est stable, selon les autorités policières, 80 pour cent des crimes enregistrés ont été éclaircis en 2015 et par conséquent, la détention des présumés auteurs impliqués dans des homicides volontaires, vols et violations. La constatation a été exprimée dans un... (GunPolicy.org)

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Angola

Angola Police Chief Wants Control of Police Guns to Prevent Diversion, Crime

28 February 2014

Angola Press Agency (Luanda)

The Commander of National Police in central Bie province, commissioner Eduardo Fernando Cerqueira, advised Friday the police officers to leave their firearms in police stations to better control the material and avoid guns to be in the hands of unauthorized people. The commissioner was speaking at the ceremony of 38th anniversary of National Police which is being marked on Friday, considered necessary for the police officers to avoid taking firearms to their houses, as... (GunPolicy.org)

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Angola

Angola Police Undertake 'Micro' Disarmament, Seize Guns, Ammo

5 January 2014

Angola Press Agency (Luanda)

Under the disarmament of the population illegally owning weapons, the command of the National Police in the central Bie province has held recently six micro operations, resulting in the collection of miscellaneous ordnance. According to the note from the National Police Command that reached ANGOP on Sunday, the corporation seized 88 ammunitions of the type mod -43, about 37 ammunitions of the type mod - 08, at least 11 projectiles of AGS -17, a projectile of AGS -17... (GunPolicy.org)

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Angola

86,000 Firearms Collected in Angola Since 2008

30 October 2013

Angola Press Agency (Luanda)

At least 86,000 firearms were collected by Angolan National Police from 2008 to 2013, as part of the voluntary disarming process, it was announced on Wednesday by police chief commissioner, Paulo de Almeida. According to the coordinator of national technical sub commission for civil population disarming, despite of voluntary hand over by the citizens, the national police has the main goal of keeping the public order and tranquility, by sensitizing the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Angola

Angola Authorities Collect Over 4,000 Guns in Five Years [FR]

5 August 2013

Angola Press Agency (Luanda)

[Translated summary: Authorities in the Bengo province of Angola have collected 4,944 firearms in the last five years as part of a civilian disarmament program.] CAXITO, Angola - Quatre mille 944 armes à feu, dont 3.355 de marque AKM, ont été collectées au cours de cinq dernières années dans la province de Bengo, dans le cadre du processus de désarmement de citoyens en possession illégale de fusils. Le bilan du rapport hebdomadaire du commandement provincial... (GunPolicy.org)

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Angola

Police Seize Over 4,000 Weapons in Angola

30 April 2013

Angola Press Agency (Luanda)

CAXITO — At least 4,483 fire-arms, among which 3,333 AKM, were collected in the northen Bengo province in the last six years, as part of the disarmament process of citizens illegally owning weapons. According to a weekly assessment from the National Police in Bengo sent to Angop on Monday, the collection includes 23,472 ammunitions, 1,390 magazines, 340 explosive devices and 26 grenades. The statement informs that during last week the police recorded a compulsory... (GunPolicy.org)

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Poland,Ukraine,Israel,Côte d'Ivoire,Bulgaria,Belarus,China,Angola,Russia

Guns Easily Available in Côte D'Ivoire Despite Embargo

16 April 2013

IRIN (UN News)

ABIDJAN - Côte d'Ivoire's recent turbulence - including the ouster of president Henri Konan Bédié in 1999, a long-running insurgency and deadly poll unrest in 2011 - has left the country awash in arms, which have contributed to human rights abuses, widespread crime and persistent insecurity. Two years after coming to power in 2000, Laurent Gbagbo's administration faced an army mutiny, which morphed into a full-scale rebellion. In response, the government underwent a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Congo (DRC),Zimbabwe,Mozambique,Angola,Zambia,Africa

Zambia Calling for a 'Bullet-Proof' Arms Trade Treaty

18 March 2013

Times of Zambia

TODAY (March 18, 2013) will be a crunch day of epic proportions when the United Nations Organisation (UN) convenes at its New York Headquarters to start negotiations to conclude an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) that has the potential to forever regulate the hitherto unregulated trade in conventional weapons. The global trade in conventional weapons - from warships and battle tanks to fighter jets and machine guns - remains poorly regulated. No internationally agreed... (GunPolicy.org)

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Angola

More Than 100 Firearms Seized in Kuando Kubango, Angola [FR]

4 March 2013

Angola Press Agency (Luanda)

[Translated summary: 104 firearms and 750 ammunition seized in 2012 in the framework of the Disarmament Programme in the province of Kuando Kubango, Angola.] MENONGUE (Angola) - 104 armes à feu et 750 munitions diverses ont été récupérées en 2012 dans la province de Kuando Kubango (extrême-sud-est) dans le cadre du programme de désarmement de la population. Le bilan annuel rendu public jeudi à l'occasion des 37 ans de la police angolaise indique que parmi... (GunPolicy.org)

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China,Africa,Côte d'Ivoire,Somalia,Angola,South Africa,Sudan,Zimbabwe,Kenya

Unknown Quantities of Chinese Arms in Africa a Concern

21 February 2013

Star (Kenya), Opinion

Much is being written and said in the media and academic circles about China's increasing engagement with Africa on many economic and other fronts. Some see this as benefiting Africa; others as detrimental to the real needs of African countries and peoples. Some critics have used phrases like "the second scramble for Africa" and "re-colonization of Africa" to describe the new development. The debate goes on. Yet, there is one subject that has not received the serious... (GunPolicy.org)

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Angola

Angola Authorities Support Crackdown on Illegal Gun Possession

30 January 2013

Angola Press Agency (Luanda)

Luanda — The Attorney-General, João Maria de Sousa, has defended the application of severe punitive measures on individuals found in possession of illegal firearms. João Maria de Sousa has defended this stance at the session that discussed, in specialty, the State Budget Draft for 2013, with the coordination of the 1st and 10th Commissions of the National Assembly. The magistrate said that this measure is justified by the fact that the country has recorded a high... (GunPolicy.org)

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Angola

Angola Police Seize Over 4,000 Weapons in Disarmament Process

14 December 2012

Angola Press Agency (Luanda)

CAXITO — At least 4.351 weapons were seized in the northern Bengo province by the Police, under the disarming process of the population illegally owning firearms, which started in April, 2008, Angop has learnt. A press note from the corporation says that the Police also seized 22.362 ammunitions, 1.342 magazines, 202 explosive devices and 26 projectiles. Meanwhile the police destroyed 1.450 weapons, 776 magazines, 3.000 ammunitions and 888 explosive devices. Under... (GunPolicy.org)

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Angola

Fears Over Surplus Gun Levels in Angola, Despite Disarmament

9 October 2012

United Press International

LUANDA, Angola - Angola's massive arms stocks acquired during its war for independence worry arms proliferation specialists. "Re-export is a problem generally. It can occur decades after the original deliveries," Small Arms Survey researcher Glenn McDonald said from Geneva. "Angola is on the radar at the moment, as it has significant surplus stocks (of weapons)." In the past five months Angolan authorities have collected more than 80,000 small weapons under a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Angola

Experts Worried about Re-Export of Weapons from Angola

9 October 2012

United Press International

LUANDA, Angola - Angola's massive arms stocks acquired during its war for independence worry arms proliferation specialists. "Re-export is a problem generally. It can occur decades after the original deliveries,: Small Arms Survey researcher Glenn McDonald said from Geneva. "Angola is on the radar at the moment, as it has significant surplus stocks (of weapons)." In the past five months Angolan authorities have collected more than 80,000 small weapons under a... (GunPolicy.org)

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South Africa,United States,Russia,United Kingdom,China,France,Germany,Liberia,South Sudan,Algeria,Egypt,Iran,Venezuela,West Africa,Africa,Angola

For Africa, Ammunition Control Deserves Global Gun Trade Treaty Focus

9 July 2012

IRIN (UN News)

JOHANNESBURG — For a couple of hundred dollars or less an arms dealer can illegally source a blank end user certificate with the required signatures and stamps - needed to transfer weapons across international borders - and "if no one checks its authenticity (often the case) he can ship his wares to the world's hotspots with minimal risk, for maximum profit," a report by the Small Arms Survey (SAS) said in 2008. Since then "not much has changed" Glenn McDonald, based... (GunPolicy.org)

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Angola

Angolan Citizens Charged for Illegal Possession of Firearms [FR]

21 June 2012

Angola Press Agency (Luanda)

[Translated summary: Five Angolan citizens accused of illegal possession of firearms were condemned to a suspended sentence and a fine.] LUBANGO - Cinq citoyens angolais accusés de détention illégale d'armes à feu et d'engins explosifs, ont été condamnés par le tribunal provincial de Huila, à Lubango, a appris l'Angop jeudi, de source policière. Le porte-parole de la police locale, le surintendant en chef Paiva Tomás, a livré cette information, précisant... (GunPolicy.org)

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