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AEFJN. 2010 ‘Countries that Send Arms to Embargoed Territories.’ Arms Exports and Transfers: From Sub-Saharan Africa to Sub-Saharan Africa; Table 1.4, pp. 10-11. Brussels: Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network. 1 December

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Countries that Send Arms to Embargoed Territories

Nigeria

In 2007, Nigeria sent 50 pistols and revolvers to Liberia. There is also evidence that arms have been illegally smuggled over the years from Nigeria into Benin, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, and Niger.

Rwanda

Rwanda has been funnelling weapons in to the Democratic Republic of Congo, in flagrant violation to the existing embargo.

Liberia

Liberia has been known to transfer arms to Sierra Leone during its embargo period.

Chad

Chad is a well-known supporter of Darfuri rebel groups, such as JEM, sending arms and other equipment to the embargoed region.

Libya

Libya sends arms not only to various forces in Darfur (government and rebel), but also to Somalia.

Tanzania

Tanzania also exports light weapons to the embargoed Democratic Republic of Congo.

Uganda

Uganda reportedly sends an undisclosed amount of AK-47 rifles, rocket launchers, mortars, and landmines to militia groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in breach of the U.N. embargo.

Zimbabwe

In 2008, the UN reported that Zimbabwe sent 53 tons of ammunition to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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