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Malawi

Malawi Poachers Surrender 40 Home-made Guns to Police

13 April 2016

Nyasa Times (Malawi)

Poachers in the north have surrendered over 40 home made guns to authorities in a programme that signals a ceasefire in the battle against poaching in protected areas in the region. Division manager for Wildlife Department George Qumayo said since January, poachers have voluntarily handed over 44 home made guns used in the poaching of animals in Vwaza Game Reserve and Nyika National Park. "This shows that we are winning the battle against poaching which has made us to... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Nyasa Times (Malawi)

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Malawi

Malawi Police Destroy Illegal Firearms

13 June 2014

Star Africa

Malawi Police has destroyed over 3,000 illegal firearms confiscated from people across the country.Inspector General Lot Dzonzi said in Lilongwe during the destruction exercise that Malawi is vulnerable to firearms smuggling because of a number of reasons including its geographical position, lack of scanning machines at its border posts and use of unchartered routes by foreigners. "This has led to the smugglers bringing in firearms into the country which can lead to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Malawi

Police Speak to Malawi Politician Over Illegal Guns

6 November 2013

Nyasa Times

Deputy speaker of Parliament James Chingola was Wednesday morning interrogated by the Malawi Police over the illegal possession of firearms which were found at one of his offices. Lilongwe police spokesperson Ramsey Mushane says this followed the search which the police arrived at his offices after a tip off. "We discovered in a same room two AK 47 rifles and two identified guns plus live ammunition," he said. Mushane says Chingola will soon be charged with illegal... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Nyasa Times

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Malawi

Man Jailed for Possessing Gun Without Licence in Malawi

19 June 2013

Malawi News Agency (Lilongwe)

Lilongwe — Mkukula First Grade Magistrate court on Monday sentenced Chimwanza Chikhosi to nine months imprisonment with hard labour for being found in possession of a fire arm without license which is contrary to section 1 (a) of Fire Arms Act. Kanengo police Deputy Public Relations Officer, Salome Chibwana told Malawi News Agency that police received a tip from the general public that Chikhosi was possessing a fire arm without a license which is also giving pressure... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Malawi News Agency (Lilongwe)

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Southern Africa,Malawi,Mozambique,Zambia,Zimbabwe

Interpol Blames Porous Borders for Gun Trafficking, Crimes in Southern Africa

28 March 2012

Newsday (Zimbabwe)

VICTORIA FALLS — The reluctance by regional countries to implement strict rules and guidelines of the Sadc protocol on firearms is hampering efforts to end the proliferation of small arms used in violent crimes. This was revealed by the head of the Interpol Regional Bureau for Sadc, Chilika Simfukwe, yesterday on the sidelines of a workshop on the fight against the proliferation of small arms in the region. "Almost all borders in the Sadc region are porous in this... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Newsday (Zimbabwe)

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Philippines,Trinidad & Tobago,Zimbabwe,Zambia,Uganda,Tanzania,Senegal,Congo (DRC),Pakistan,Nigeria,Niger,Namibia,Morocco,Mauritania,Malawi,Madagascar,Côte d'Ivoire,Burkina Faso,Botswana,Egypt,Angola,Algeria,South Africa,Ghana,China,United States,Austria,Russia,Israel,Bahrain,Asia,Africa,Brazil

Brazil Arms Exports: Country Preaches Peace, Sells Tons of Arms

28 February 2012

Huffington Post (USA)

A small, scratched metal can thrown on the ground created Brazil's first diplomatic embarrassment of 2012. The canister of tear gas had been collected by pro-democracy activists in Bahrain. Stamped across the can in blue was a Brazilian flag and the words 'MADE IN BRAZIL.' One year had passed since Bahrain became the stage for pro-democracy protests by the majority Shiites against the Sunni monarchy commanded by king Hamad bin-Isa Khalifa. The protesters had been... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Huffington Post (USA)

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Thailand,Malaysia,Indonesia,Kuwait,Qatar,Mexico,Peru,Venezuela,Colombia,Bolivia,Somalia,Nepal,Oman,Latvia,Mauritius,Guyana,Congo (DRC),Bosnia & Herzegovina,Saudi Arabia,Liberia,Kazakhstan,Singapore,Dominican Republic,Jordan,Trinidad & Tobago,United Arab Emirates,Guatemala,Honduras,Chile,Ecuador,Argentina,Zimbabwe,Zambia,Uganda,Tanzania,Senegal,Congo (ROC),Nigeria,Niger,Namibia,Morocco,Mauritania,Malawi,Côte d'Ivoire,Egypt,Burkina Faso,Brazil,Tunisia,Sri Lanka,Pakistan,Philippines,Yemen,United States,Italy,Germany,Israel,Austria,Russia,Africa,Americas,Asia,Europe,South Africa,Algeria,Angola,Botswana,Ghana,Guinea,Madagascar

Brazilian Gun Industry Seeks New Markets: Africa and Asia [PT]

27 January 2012

Publica (Brazil)

[Translated summary: With the support of the Ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs, Brazilian gun manufacturers seek new markets in countries with a history of human rights violations: Tunisia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Philippines and Yemen. Brazil is among the six countries in the world with annual exports exceeding $ 100 million, according to recent research from Small Arms Survey. According to the Army, responsible for supervising and controlling exports from 2005 to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Sri Lanka,Sudan,Malawi,Zambia,Mozambique,Macedonia,Liberia,Sierra Leone,West Africa,Africa,South Africa

Africa: Analysis: How Best to Remove Guns from Post-conflict Zones?

28 July 2011

IRIN (UN News)

JOHANNESBURG - Cash for guns or buy-back programmes in post-conflict states have fallen out of favour as a method of ridding a society of weapons, and have been replaced by often elaborate schemes designed to remove money from the equation, but the debate continues as to the best way forward. The disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) community has grappled for years with buy-back practices and acknowledges they can have a profound effect on the nature of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Malawi

Govt, Civil Society Tout Action Plan to Curb Proliferation of Guns in Malawi

27 August 2009

Zimbabwean / Nyasa Times

Malawi is suffering from persistent attacks of gun violence involving small arms from neighbouring countries and within, Minister of Internal Affairs, Aaron Sangala (pictured) says there is need to put in place a National Policy and a National Action Plan to curb the proliferation of firearms. Sangala said the policy will guide decision making in the way the government would like to tackle issues of small arms and light weapons. "I am aware that the Drafting of the... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Zimbabwean / Nyasa Times

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Malawi

Human Rights Campaign Urges Malawians to Give Up, Eradicate Guns

10 June 2008

Daily Times (Malawi)

A prominent human rights lobbyist has urged Malawians to help curb the use of small arms in order to enhance peace in the country. Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR), in a statement, urges Malawians to assume responsibility to tackle the proliferation of small arms by playing a proactive role and offer tips and information to police on anyone suspected to be illegally in possessions of firearms. "It is tragic that the global gun epidemic is killing more... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Daily Times (Malawi)

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Malawi,United Nations

Malawian MPs Ignorant of Global Gun Trade Treaty - But All Intend to Sign It

19 May 2008

Africa News (Netherlands), Blog

Most Malawian Members of Parliament (MP) are unaware about the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), two years after 153 member states of the United Nations voted in its favour for sustainable world peace in 2006. UN member states agreed during that year, at the UN General Assembly, on the need to have a plausible world treaty regulating the sale of small arms and light weapons. It was hoped that this would help control the proliferation of arms into 'blood' hands -people who would... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Africa News (Netherlands)

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Malawi

Malawi a Target for Gun Trafficking, Promises Curbs on Firearm Smuggling

27 July 2007

Afrol News

The geographical location of Malawi has threatened the country's peace and stability as evidenced by the proliferation of small firearms from its troubled neighbouring countries. And according to Malawian deputy Home Affairs of Malawi, Symon Vuwa Kaunda, this is the reason why the country has become a target route for small firearms trafficking and small firearms related crimes. Mr Kaunda delivered the speech during the commemoration of the global week against gun... (GunPolicy.org)

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Malawi

Democracy, Demobbed Malawi Youth Group Blamed for Flood of Guns

25 May 2006

Daily Times (Malawi)

The dawn of multiparty democracy and disbandment of Malawi Young Pioneer (MYP) resulted in proliferation of illegal small arms and light weapons, National Folk Point (NFP) has said. NFP affiliate Police Inspector Noel Kaira, who represented the IG, said this at a news conference Wednesday in Blantyre held alongside activities marking commemoration of Global Week of Action on Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons. Kaira said the disarmament of the MCP's militant wing... (GunPolicy.org)

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Malawi

Malawi Forms NGO to Control Firearms

27 April 2006

Chronicle (Lilongwe)

LILONGWE — Progress towards full establishment of a body will control the proliferation of illicit trafficking of small arms and light weapons, the Malawi National Focal Point (MNFP), has been intensified following a meeting between government and civil society officials recently in Lilongwe. Acting Inspector General of Malawi Police Service Often Thyolani said at the meeting the establishment of the MNFP is coming at the right time when countries in Eastern and... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Chronicle (Lilongwe)

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Malawi

Malawi Govt Sets Up National Focal Point to Curb Gun Crime Threat

25 April 2006

Nation (Malawi)

Government has decided to establish an office specifically to deal with the problem of crime associated with guns and other small weapons, which Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security Anna Kachikho and Acting Inspector General of Police Often Thyolani say pose a threat to national security. The new office referred to as National Focal Point (NFP), whose national coordinator is former police spokesperson Willie Chingaru, will be operating within the Malawi... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Nation (Malawi)

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Malawi

Malawi Seeks to Control Illicit Trafficking of Firearms

19 April 2006

African News Dimension (Johannesburg)

LILONGWE — A meeting that seeks to control proliferation of illicit trafficking of small arms and light weapons in Malawi is under way in the Malawi Capital Lilongwe. Acting Malawi Police Service Inspector General Often Thyolani said the meeting, a follow up from the National Stakeholders Workshop late last year, signals hope and progress towards full establishment of a Malawi National Focal Point (MNFP). "The establishment of the NFP is coming at the right time... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: African News Dimension (Johannesburg)

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Malawi

Malawi Court Convicts Catholic Priest Found With Rifle, 6 Bullets

2 March 2006

African News Dimension (Johannesburg)

BLANTYRE — The Zomba Magistrate Court in southern Malawi on Wednesday March 1 convicted a Roman Catholic Church Priest Fr. Vincent Kamoto for illegal possession of firearm and six rounds of ammunition. Assistant High Court Registrar Nyakwawa Usiwa-Usiwa said Kamoto pleaded guilty to the charges and was slapped with a K4, 000 fine, which he paid. "He was charged with illegal possession of firearm and possession of ammunition," said Usiwa-Usiwa. According to... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: African News Dimension (Johannesburg)

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Malawi

Malawi Police Receive Gun Crusher at Small Arms Conference

28 November 2005

Chronicle (Lilongwe)

LILONGWE — The public's suspicion as to where do guns that the Malawi Police Service confiscate from robbers or any other unlawful keepers finally go, will cease now that the police has a state-of-the-art gun destroyer machine. The mill-like-machine called a Shear, which was donated to the Malawi Police Service by the Malawi Safety Security and Access to Justice (MASSAJ), was shown to the press Wednesday at Police Headquarters in Lilongwe prior to a National... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Chronicle (Lilongwe)

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Africa,Angola,Botswana,Congo (DRC),Lesotho,Malawi,Mozambique,Namibia,South Africa,Swaziland,Tanzania,Zambia,Zimbabwe

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... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Independent (South Africa)

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Malawi

Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation: Concern on Police Misuse of Firearms

1 March 2004

Chronicle (Lilongwe)

LILONGWE, Malawi — The Center for Human Rights and Rehabilitation [CHRR] is extremely concerned at the conduct by the Police on Sunday 22 February, 2004 at Njamba Freedom Park where they shot and injured two persons whilst forcibly dispensing the people during an opposition political rally. A primary function of policing is to maintain or restore social order. The state relies on the police, or the military in extreme cases to suppress civil disturbance which... (GunPolicy.org)

Read More: Chronicle (Lilongwe)

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