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Nouvelles sur les armes à feu

États-Unis,Algérie,Libye,Mali,Mauritanie,Niger

US, Algeria to Cooperate in Fight Against Libyan Arms Trafficking [FR]

24 October 2011

Le Nouvel Observateur (France) / AP

[Translated summary: The United States wants to strengthen cooperation with Algeria in the fight against small arms trafficking from neighboring Libya. Sahel countries - Algeria, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger - are concerned about the movement of illicit small arms from Libya.] ALGER — Les Etats-Unis souhaitent renforcer la coopération avec l'Algérie pour lutter contre le trafic d'armes en provenance de la Libye voisine, a déclaré lundi le secrétaire d'Etat... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Le Nouvel Observateur (France) / AP

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Libye,Mali

The Return of Ex-Combatants from Libya to Mali Worries [FR]

12 October 2011

Radio France Internationale (Afrique)

[Translated summary: The return of Malian ex-combatants, from Libya to Mali, worries. They come back with an important military arsenal and these weapons will easily find takers in Sahel.] Dans le nord du Mali, plusieurs dizaines d'ex-combattants libyens d'origine malienne sont attendus d'ici quelques jours. Il s'agit de membres de l'armée libyenne pro-Kadhafi, qui ont été défaits et qui cherchent aujourd'hui à retourner dans leur pays d'origine. Mais alors que... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Radio France Internationale (Afrique)

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Ukraine,Afrique du Nord,Niger,Algérie,Mali,France,Royaume-Uni,États-Unis,Libye

Libya Warned Smugglers Are Looting Gaddafi's Guns

2 September 2011

Guardian (UK)

Libya must urgently secure weapons hoarded by the Gaddafi regime amid growing fears that smugglers are exploiting the chaos there to loot hundreds of portable missiles and other small arms, western officials have warned. The US and Nato are pressing the National Transitional Council to make the issue a priority because of concerns that the trade has already begun, with reports that some African mercenaries who fought for Colonel Muammar Gaddafi are returning home laden... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Guardian (UK)

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Mali

Bloody Shootout Between Rival Groups on a Campus in Mali [Fr]

6 June 2011

Le Républicain (Mali)

[Translated Summary: On 3 June the campus of the Faculty of Science and Technology (FAST) saw a bloody clash between two rival student groups fighting over the management of University dormitories. Machetes, axes and guns resulted in 'many' injuries]. Usage d'armes à feu et d'armes blanches 8 blessés graves Le campus universitaire de la Faculté des sciences et techniques (Fast) a été, le 3 juin 2011, le théâtre d'un affrontement sanglant entre deux groupes... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Le Républicain (Mali)

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Mali

Mali: Former Tuareg Rebels Threaten to Take up Arms

9 February 2011

El Watan

Mali: Les anciens rebelles touareg menacent de reprendre les armes Les anciens rebelles touareg du Nord-Mali, à leur tête Brahim Ag Bahanga, menacent Bamako de reprendre les armes dans les prochaines semaines l Ils exigent une prise en charge rapide des engagements pris en novembre 2010 et mettent en garde contre la dégradation de la situation dans les régions de Gao, Kidal et Tombouctou. Mais depuis plusieurs mois, l'association locale récupère, en échange de... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : El Watan

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Mali

Mali Destroys Hundreds of Weapons

8 February 2011

Agence France Presse

Kidal - Hundreds of weapons collected from people and former Tuareg rebels were burned in northern Mali on Tuesday in a bid to do away with small arms which still abound after an insurgency in the 1990's. Malian President Amadou Toumani Toure, who lit the fire, said the destruction allowed "a new step towards peace" in the west African country. "We will make every effort to ensure that the operation against the proliferation of small arms continues," he said,... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Agence France Presse

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Indonésie,Philippines,Mali

Indonesia Govt Gun Maker Probed Over Mystery Guns to Philippines, Mali

1 September 2009

Antara News (Indonesia)

JAKARTA — The Ministry of State Enterprises (BUMN) will investigate state-owned weapon factory PT Pindad in the wake of its arms sales now being confiscated in the Philippines. "The investigation will be carried out to assure whether or not there is irregularity in the sales of arms produced by Pindad," BUMN Minister Sofyan Djalil said on Monday. Last Thursday, Philippine customs officers detained Panama-registered cargo ship Capt Ufuk docking off the Mariveles... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Antara News (Indonesia)

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Indonésie,Philippines,Mali

Indonesian Govt-made Assault Rifles 'Disappear' Transiting Philippines

1 September 2009

Antara News

JAKARTA — The Ministry of State Enterprises (BUMN) will investigate state-owned weapon factory PT Pindad in the wake of its arms sales now being confiscated in the Philippines. "The investigation will be carried out to assure whether or not there is irregularity in the sales of arms produced by Pindad," BUMN Minister Sofyan Djalil said on Monday. Last Thursday, Philippine customs officers detained Panama-registered cargo ship Capt Ufuk docking off the Mariveles... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Antara News

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Philippines,Indonésie,Mali

Philippines Intercepts Shipment of Assault Rifles 'From Indonesia to Mali'

30 August 2009

Jakarta Globe

The recent seizure by Philippine customs officers of a cargo vessel carrying firearms manufactured in Indonesia is raising more questions than answers in both countries, with Indonesia questioning the motives for the bust and a lawmaker calling for answers from the central government. Military Chief Gen. Djoko Santoso said over the weekend that PT Pindad, the state-owned military equipment manufacturer, had been authorized to export the shipment of assault rifles and... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Jakarta Globe

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Mali,Guinée

Boss of Mali-Guinea Border Gun Running Gang Arrested [Fr]

29 June 2009

Le Quotidien de Bamako (Mali)

[Translated summary: Malian security agents tracking Illegal gun cache arrested, stripped of their weapons; suspect gun runner detained in Guinea.] L'arrestation d'un chef de bande de trafiquants d'armes et de produits prohibés a failli mal tourner entre les agents de la SE et une patrouille militaire de l'armée guinéenne le week end dernier à la frontière commune de nos deux pays. Que s'est-il réellement passé ? En effet, c'est dans le cadre de la recherche... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Le Quotidien de Bamako (Mali)

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Mali,Afrique occidentale,Afrique centrale

Gun Running, Weapon Trafficking Worsen in West Africa, Central Africa

10 July 2008

IRIN (UN News)

BAMAKO/TIMBUKTU — Mali has become an established transit route for weapons heading from West Africa's increasingly peaceful coastal states to active conflicts in West and Central Africa, an ECOWAS expert has warned. "There are two factors on the supply side — stabilisation in Cote d'Ivoire and in Guinea Conakry," said Jonathan Sandy, small arms programme manager with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Bamako, who says regional monitoring has... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : IRIN (UN News)

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Mali,Afrique occidentale

Mali a Hub for Gun Running, Local Weapon Makers Thrive in West Africa

12 June 2008

IRIN (UN News)

BAMAKO/TIMBUKTU — Mali has become an established transit route for weapons heading from West Africa's increasingly peaceful coastal states to active conflicts in West and Central Africa, an ECOWAS expert has warned. "There are two factors on the supply side — stabilisation in Cote d'Ivoire and in Guinea Conakry," said Jonathan Sandy, small arms programme manager with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Bamako, who says regional monitoring has... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : IRIN (UN News)

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Mali,Afrique occidentale

Mali, West African ECOWAS Nations Launch Surveys of Gun Proliferation

8 December 2007

Angola Press

NIGERIA — Mali's Minister of Defence, Mr. Natie Plea, has described the Small Arms Survey as a great opportunity to find ways to ensure a stable polity through the control of small arms and light weapons. A statement from the ECOWAS Small Arms Programme (ECOSAP) said Mr. Plea made the remarks earlier this week at the launch of the small arms survey programme of Mali. He gave kudos to ECOSAP, which is supporting the conduct of the survey not only in Mali but in all... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Angola Press

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Afrique occidentale,Nigeria,Mali

West African States Launch Small Arms Control Program

7 June 2006

People's Daily (China) / Xinhua

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is to launch its small arms control program in Bamako, the capital of Mali, on Tuesday. According to a statement issued by the ECOWAS headquarters in the Nigerian capital Abuja, the program is "targeted at reinforcing efforts to reduce the proliferation of small arms and light weapons (SALW) in West Africa." The program is a five-year transitional capacity-building program that would initially implement a... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : People's Daily (China) / Xinhua

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Afrique occidentale,Nigeria,Mali

West African Countries Move to Approve Arms Convention

1 June 2006

People's Daily (China) / Xinhua

Experts of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have begun the process of approving a regional draft convention to control the proliferation of small arms in the region, said a statement issued here on Wednesday. The statement issued by the ECOWAS headquarters in Nigerian capital Abuja said the process is being finalized at a meeting, which kicked off in Bamako, Mali on Tuesday. The statement said the three-day meeting would consider the draft... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : People's Daily (China) / Xinhua

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Mali,Afrique occidentale

Global Groups Launch Gun Control Campaign in West Africa

20 January 2006

Africast / ANGOP

BAMAKO — Three non-governmental organisations — Oxfam International, Amnesty International and International Action Network against Small Arms (IANSA) — Thursday launched the 2006 Arms Control campaign in Bamako, Mali. According to Valery Traore of Oxfam USA, the campaign was aimed at putting an end to a flourishing illegal arms trade in the world and to encourage governments to sign a treaty on the arms trade. Thanks to the support received from countries such... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Africast / ANGOP

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Mali

Gun Burning 'Superfluous Publicity Stunt': Kopel

5 December 2003

National Review (USA)

Now that the guns have been collected and publicly burned in a ceremony known as the "Flame of Peace," there's music in the air in Mali. Currently part of a folk festival held at the desert oasis of Essakane, the history of the "Flame" goes back to Mali's 1996 symbolic ceremonial bonfire. In that ritual, 3,000 firearms were burned, marking the end of a long period of violent conflict, and the beginning of peace. While the United Nations promotes gun-burning festivals... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : National Review (USA)

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Mali

Mali Urges World Drive to Curb Small Arms Trade

1 October 1998

Reuters

OSLO — Mali's President Alpha Oumar Konare on Wednesday urged an international drive to curb trade in small arms, saying they were a bigger threat to many nations than nuclear weapons. "I'd like to make an appeal to the international community to wage an unrelenting battle against this type of arms," he said at the start of a two-day conference of about 15 West African nations and 20 arms producing countries. He said West African heads of state would meet later this... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Reuters

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