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Gabon

New Gun Licence and Hidden Handgun Fees in Gabon [FR]

16 October 2016

Gabon Review

[Translated summary: There are an estimated 190,000 firearms (licit and illicit) in the hands of civilians in Gabon. Recently, the government adopted a new decree that sets the fee for firearm licences and hidden handgun carry permits. The aim is to reduce the number of homicides, which was 148 in 2012.] L'utilisation des armes à feu par des civils dans certaines localités du pays lors des émeutes postélectorales fait réfléchir le gouvernement. Avec un arsenal... (GunPolicy.org)

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Austria,Central Africa,Angola,Burundi,Cameroon,Central African Republic,Chad,Congo (DRC),Congo (ROC),Equatorial Guinea,Gabon,Rwanda,Sao Tome & Principe

Regional Efforts to Combat Illicit Arms in Central Africa: Kinshasa Convention - UN

21 October 2011

African Press Organization (APO), Media release

NEW YORK -- The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs and the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations will organize tomorrow a special event entitled "Enhancing Small Arms Control In Central Africa — The Kinshasa Convention" at the Permanent Mission of Austria. This event will promote this new sub-regional instrument to control and fight the illicit proliferation of small arms and light weapons in Central Africa. In September 2011, all eleven... (GunPolicy.org)

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Gabon,United States

Major US Justice Dept Gun Running Bribery Sting Rebounds, Fails in Court

8 July 2011

MainJustice.com

The Justice Department's decision to use an undercover sting to encourage executives in the defense products industry to offer bribes may have backfired this week, as jurors couldn't reach a verdict in a case the Justice Department had called the "turning point" for its fight against foreign bribery. After more than 16 months of pre-trial hearings, 6 weeks of trial and 7 days of deliberation the case came to unsatisfying and unfinished end Thursday. U.S. Federal... (GunPolicy.org)

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Central Africa,Gabon

UN Anti-crime Body Lauds Gabon's Accession to Arms Trafficking Treaty

22 September 2010

United Nations News Centre

The head of the United Nations crime watchdog today applauded the accession by Gabon to treaties on human and arms trafficking, noting that the move will help strengthen peace and security in Central Africa. The two pacts are part of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, which is under the jurisdiction of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and was adopted in the Italian city of Palermo a decade ago. Gabon acceded to two of the Convention's... (GunPolicy.org)

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Benin,Gabon

Smuggled Bullets Undo Gabon-Benin Arms Trafficking Ring [Fr]

29 June 2009

Fraternité (Cotonou)

COTONOU, Benin — [Translated summary: A boat captain and a Benin resident have been arrested for trafficking in arms, after a local received a package of ammunition shipped from Libreville, Gabon.] Les armes circulent au Bénin. Et ceci, au nez et à la barbe des forces de sécurité publique. La preuve, le Quai C du port de Cotonou semble devenir la plaque tournante du trafic d'armes. Et un réseau de trafiquants qui défie le renforcement de la sécurité portuaire... (GunPolicy.org)

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