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Tighter Gun Control on Southern African Borders

30 September 2005

Independent (South Africa)

Twenty-six police members of Southern African Development Community member countries have completed special training in the cross-border control of illegal firearms and ammunition. The group received their certificates of competence on Friday after completing a month-long course, the SA Police Service said in a statement. The training was aimed at equipping police members to take part in exercises to combat and eradicate the illicit manufacturing of firearms and... (

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Africa,South Africa,Namibia,Botswana,Zimbabwe,Swaziland,Lesotho,Tanzania,Malawi,Zambia

SADC Countries Can Control Illicit Arms Trafficking

6 December 2001

South African Press Association (SAPA)

Southern African Development Community member countries have the potential to control illicit arms trafficking and reduce stockpiles of weapons, the SA Police Services head of detective services Commissioner Johan de Beer said on Thursday. Speaking at the week-long 2nd World Conference on Modern Criminal Investigation, Organised Crime and Human Rights in Durban, de Beer said that last year more than 2400 guns, more than 100000 rounds of ammunition and 1639 mortars and... (

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Lesotho,South Africa

Lesotho Arms Destruction Hailed

1 November 2001

South African Press Assocation (SAPA)

JOHANNESBURG — The Ceasefire Campaign and Gun Free SA on Thursday welcomed the planned destruction of redundant and excess small arms of the Lesotho Defence Force. The weapons — which have already been displayed to the public — would have been destroyed at National Metalfrag in Benoni on Friday morning, but the destruction operation was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. In a joint statement, the two organisations said the destruction represented a... (

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