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Civilians Can Legally Own Guns for Security in Rwanda - Police

17 September 2011

New Times (Rwanda)

Civilians are allowed to own guns as long as they seek permission from the National Police and pay the designated annual fee. This was revealed by the coordinator of small arms at Rwanda National Police, Emmanuel K. Misingo. According to him, owning a private gun is legal as defined by Law no. 33 4009, of 18th November 2009. The law is also backed by a Presidential Order, signed on 30 May 2011, which outlines the requirements needed for one to qualify to own a... (

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Burundi,Rwanda,République démocratique du Congo (RDC),Afrique orientale,Djibouti,Éthiopie,Érythrée,Kenya,Seychelles,Somalie,Soudan,Tanzanie

RECSA Calls for Increased Efforts to Reduce Small Arms in East Africa

16 September 2011

New Times (Rwanda)

The Executive Secretary of the Regional Centre on Small Arms (RECSA), Dr. Francis K. Sang, has called upon all countries within the region to come up with more mechanisms and strategies to fight against the proliferation of illicit small arms and light weapons. RECSA is an intergovernmental body based in Nairobi, Kenya, bringing together 13 countries from the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa region. All member states that subscribe to the centre, including Rwanda, are... (

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Tanzanie,Kenya,Rwanda,République démocratique du Congo (RDC),Burundi,Somalie,Éthiopie,Djibouti,Érythrée

Great Lakes and Horn of Africa Nations Add Local Serial Numbers to Guns

3 July 2010

Citizen (Dar es Salaam)

The Regional Centre on Small Arms (Recsa) is procuring a database software to facilitate firearms marking, record keeping and trade of light weapons in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa. Speaking at a two-day regional workshop in Dar es Salaam on Thursday, the Recsa Monitoring and Evaluation head, Mr Nestory Mpembela, said with the database software, small arms and light weapons particulars would be at finger tips. "This product will immensely and positively... (

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Burundi,Kenya,Rwanda,Ouganda,Tanzanie,Afrique orientale

We Must Eliminate the Menace of Illegal Guns in East Africa

11 November 2009

Observer (Kampala), Opinion

During the ceremonies to mark the 10th anniversary of the re-birth of the East African Community, 3,500 small arms were destroyed in a gesture of fighting the menace of illicit small arms and light weapons.The symbolic destruction of the unlicensed weapons fed into the theme of the anniversary celebrations, which was: 'Peace and security for stability and development.' Realising the magnitude of the menace of small arms in illegal hands, the delegates to a conference... (

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Afrique centrale,Afrique orientale,Kenya,Rwanda,Somalie,Soudan,Ouganda,Burundi,République démocratique du Congo (RDC)

Small Arms Control Group Decries 'Huge' Proliferation of Guns in Africa

3 November 2009


NAIROBI — The Regional Center on Small Arms (RECSA) has decried the proliferation of small arms and light weapons in the Great Lakes region, Horn of Africa and bordering states. RECSA Executive Secretary Francis Sang noted that the center was working in collaboration with the UN Regional Center for Peace and Disarmament in Africa to promote disarmament. To address this problem, he said, the governments should support the national, sub-regional, regional and... (

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Nations Unies,Rwanda,Afrique centrale,Afrique orientale,Afrique australe

Rwanda to Host UN Global Gun Control Meeting in Kigali, 8-9 July

3 July 2009

United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs / UNODA (New York), Media release

Rwanda will host a United Nations regional meeting on the Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons for States of the Horn of Africa, the Great Lakes region and Southern Africa, on 8 and 9 July, in Kigali, the capital. The meeting is organized by the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), through its United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (UNREC) and in collaboration with the Regional Centre on Small Arms and Light... (

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Rwanda to Mark All State Firearms, But Apparently to Exempt Army Guns

4 December 2008

New Times (Kigali)

KIGALI — Rwanda National Police (RNP) will today train nine police and army officers on how to mark firearms using a new electronic machine ahead of a general exercise that will see all government owned firearms marked. The head of RNP's Firearms Registry, Chief Supt. Joel Ndahiro during a press briefing ahead of the exercise stressed that, "Marking of firearms will assist in tracing the movement of arms across national boundaries and provide necessary information to... (

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Soldier Runs Amok, Kills Six in Rwanda Gun Massacre

10 October 2008

New Times (Kigali)

GASABO — A Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) soldier who recently shot to death six people yesterday appeared before the Military Tribunal from where he pleaded guilty to the murders. Pte Jean Bosco Bizimana Misoro on the night of September 25 went on rampage in Kimisagara, a Kigali suburb and instantly killed five innocent civilians and a military policeman in what he called 'self defence.' He is accused of two counts; murder and armed robbery but he pleaded guilty of... (

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Rwanda,Afrique centrale,Afrique orientale

Firearm Marking, Fight Against Gun Proliferation 'On Track' in Rwanda

19 August 2008

New Times (Kigali)

KIGALI — Rwanda has adequately tackled internal proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons that were rampant in the country due to the 1994 Genocide revealed Army Spokesman, Major Jill Rutaremara. Rutaremara is part of the Rwandan delegation attending the three-day conference (18-22 August) on Small Arms and Light Weapons proliferation in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa taking place at the Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala. "The situation is now under control... (

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Rwandan Government Destroys Another 160 Tonnes of Ammunition

24 July 2008

New Times (Kigali)

RWAMAGANA — The government carried out an exercise to destroy 160 tonnes of ammunition and unexploded ordinances at Gabiro Military Training School yesterday. "The ammunition and unexploded ordinances include those that were retrieved from different parts of the country and the expired ones that have been in the stores of Rwandan Defence Forces and Rwanda National Police," Musa Fazil Harerimana, Rwanda's Minister for Internal Security told officials who turned up at... (

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Afrique orientale,Kenya,Ouganda,Tanzanie,Rwanda,Burundi,Somalie,Soudan,Seychelles,Érythrée,Djibouti,Éthiopie,République démocratique du Congo (RDC)

East African Nations Will Mark All State-owned Guns to Reduce Leakage

21 April 2008

East African (Nairobi)

NAIROBI — All firearms in the Great Lakes Region, East Africa and the Horn of Africa will soon be marked with country codes, force code and serial numbers in the fight against the proliferation of small arms and light weapons. A workshop organised by the Regional Centre on Small Arms and held recently on Kenya's South Coast was told that 12 manual arms-marking machines have already been purchased through funding from the US government and will be distributed to each... (

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New Rwanda Gun Law Promises 5 Years to Life for Firearm Trafficking

19 March 2008

New Times (Kigali)

KIGALI — The Lower Chamber of Parliament has passed a Bill that criminalizes the illegal possession of firearms. The Bill determines ways of acquisition, possession, carriage, manufacturing, selling, storage and obtaining all types of ammunitions and their accessories. Any person who exposes, lends, gives away or loses a firearm will serve a sentence of one year in prison and a fine of Frw100,000 or both. It also suggests that any person who exports firearms,... (

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Rwanda Stops Paying US$100 for Illicit Guns After Creating an Illegal Market

3 March 2007

New Times (Kigali)

KIGALI — The government will no longer pay US$100 to anyone who produces a firearm, the National Focal Point Coordinator has said. "It was discovered that the government was promoting illegal trade; people could even steal guns from army personnel, knowing that they will get dollars," Superintendent Eric Kayiranga told The New Times on February 28, on the sidelines on the just-concluded regional summit on small arms at Hotel Novotel Umubano, Kigali. Citing Somalia... (

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Rwanda,Nations Unies

Rwanda Reiterates Commitment to UN Global Gun Trade Treaty

20 January 2007

New Times (Kigali)

KIGALI — The Secretary General in the Ministry of Internal Security James Mutaboba has reiterated Rwanda's commitment to the UN Programme of Action on small arms and light weapons. Mutaboba, who was officiating at a two-day consultative National Workshop on the Development of the National Action Plan (NAP) on Arms Control and Management in Rwanda yesterday at La Pallisse Club Nyandungu, also observed that the formation of the Rwanda National Focal Point is proof... (

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Rwandan Govt to Vet Private Security Firms for 'Widespread Misuse' of Guns

14 January 2007

New Times (Kigali)

KIGALI — The government has finalised plans to vet operations of all private security agencies, The Sunday Times has learnt. According to the Minister for Internal Security, Sheikh Musa Fazil Harerimana, the screening exercise targets to curb widespread misuse and illegal possession of weapons. The use of ammunition by the private security agencies, he said, had become a major concern in the country, calling for immediate intervention of the government. "The number... (

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Reversing Arms Proliferation in Rwanda: 7,500 Guns Destroyed This Year

14 July 2006

New Times (Kigali)

KIGALI — A total of one thousand five hundred small firearms and light weapons were on June 22, set ablaze in Ruhango district, Southern Province. Prime Minister Bernard Makuza, who presided over the function, challenged all Great lakes Region countries to redouble their commitment to eliminate the small arms proliferation menace. Deputy Commissioner General of Police, Mary Gahonzire, who is also the Chairperson of the National Focal Point on Small Arms and Light... (

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Rwanda Destroys 1,500 Guns, Prime Minister Heralds 'Culture of Peace'

24 June 2006

New Times / ANDnetwork

The function that was presided over by Prime Minister Bernard Makuza coincided with the Sixth Anniversary of the Nairobi Declaration on Illicit Small Arms and Light Weapons. Makuza and a 13-year old student, Jeannette Musaniwabo, set the two 'masts' of arms on fire, bringing to 7,500 the total number of firearms that have been destroyed in the country so far. About Six thousand illegal arms were destroyed last year at Musha in Rwamagana district, Eastern province.... (

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Rwanda to Destroy Latest Batch of 1,500 Guns and Ammunition

28 May 2006

New Times / AND

The Rwandan government is to set ablaze over 1,500 light arms and ammunition in Ruhango district, Southern Province on June 9, the Deputy Commissioner General of Police, Mary Gahonzire, has said. Gahonzire, who was speaking during a joint government-civil society meeting on the UN Programme of Action Review conference at the Hotel des Mille Collines, said the government is aware of the dangers of small fire arms, especially when in possession of wrong hands.... (

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Rwanda Commits $350,000 to Destruction of Illicit Guns

26 April 2006

New Times (Kigali)

KIGALI — Rwanda is one of the 13 countries in the Great Lakes region that will contribute US$350,000 towards the fight against the proliferation of illicit small arms and light weapons. "We have agreed at that figure as members of Regional Centre on Small Arms (RECSA). There should be an end to transfers of illicit arms in the region. That is why we are sacrificing such funds each one of us," Ambassador Joseph Mutaboba, the head of the Rwandan delegation at the... (

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République démocratique du Congo (RDC),Rwanda,Burundi

Central African MPs Discuss Regional Illicit Small Arms Legislation

13 November 2005

New Times (Kigali)

Members of Parliament from Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo met November 2-4 in the DRC and discussed the establishment of laws to curb the illegal trafficking and use of small arms in the region. Presenting a report to the Lower Chamber of Parliament, the head of the Rwandan delegation that attended the meeting Deputy Sam Kanyemera Kaka, enumerated the reasons that had led to a delay in drafting the law. "Some countries had not ratified the... (

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