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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Spends $Millions on Assault Weapons in Election Run-up

23 March 2012


UNITED NATIONS - Sierra Leone's government should explain why it bought millions of dollars worth of assault weapons to equip a recently enlarged paramilitary wing of its police as the country prepares for elections in November, the outgoing U.N. envoy said on Thursday. Michael von der Schulenburg told the U.N. Security Council that according to a leaked shipping document the weapons bought by the West African state in January included heavy machine guns and grenade... (

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Inde,Afghanistan,Iraq,Sierra Leone,Afrique du Sud,Arabie saoudite,États-Unis,Royaume-Uni,Océanie,Europe,Asie,Amérique,Afrique

'The Shadow World', an Incisive Exposé of the ArmsTrade - Book Review

1 November 2011

Telegraph (UK), Book review

If there is one book unlikely to appear on the Christmas reading lists of the former defence secretary Liam Fox and his self-professed adviser Adam Werritty, one suspects that this is it. The sorry case of Dr Fox and the mystery chum-cum-lobbyist amplifies what critics of the defence procurement industry – Feinstein prefers the racier "global arms trade" – have long argued. To put it mildly, and in a nutshell, it is not known for its transparency. Nor, for that... (

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Sierra Leone,Afrique occidentale,Liberia,Côte d'Ivoire

Amnesty for Firearms in Sierra Leone Is Not Only for Elections

19 September 2011

Awareness Times (Sierra Leone), Editorial

Sierra Leone has slowly crawled away from the 'Blood Diamond' stigma of yester years. The recent government announcement to grant amnesty to owners of firearms is indicative of the giant leap Sierra Leone has taken today to become a major player in world politics. The Awareness Times newspaper is unhesitatingly giving immense credit to the leadership genius of President Ernest Koroma and other internal and external stakeholders for their efforts to stabilise Mama... (

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Sri Lanka,Soudan,Malawi,Zambie,Mozambique,Macédoine,Liberia,Sierra Leone,Afrique occidentale,Afrique,Afrique du Sud

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... (

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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Launched 5-yr Plan to Regulate Sale and Use of Small Arms

25 July 2011

News24 (Cape Town) / AFP

Freetown - Sierra Leone has launched a five-year plan to regulate the sale and use of small arms, which still abound a decade after the end of a civil war, causing insecurity, an official said on Monday. "The proliferation of illicit small arms and light weapons account for 90% of the economic uncertainty" in the country, the head of Sierra Leone's Small Arms Commission (SAC), retired Brigadier Leslie Lymon, said. He told AFP that a five year national action plan... (

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Sierra Leone

Small Arms Eradication Targeted for Action in Sierra Leone

21 July 2011 (Sierre Leone)

A Five Year National Action Plan on Small Arms was today presented at a State House ceremony attended by President Ernest Bai Koroma, Vice President Sam Sumana, Ministers and Development Partners . The Plan covering the period 2011-2015 is the Working Document of the Small Arms Commission which provides a framework detailing interventions, strategies and activities to be undertaken in regulating the manufacture, sale and use of Small Arms and Light weapons (SALW) in... (

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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Approves Gun Control Bill, Plans Licensing and Registration

23 June 2010

Awareness Times (Sierra Leone)

The House of Parliament of the Republic of Sierra Leone on Tuesday 22nd June 2010 approved the bill titled "The Sierra Leone National Commission on Small Arms Act 2010". The bill was introduced to the House by the Minister of Presidential and Public Affairs, Joseph Koroma. After its first reading, the bill went through several stages before it was finally passed into an Act of Parliament. Earlier the Minister told the Honorable House that the essence of such a bill... (

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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Civil Society Groups Promote Global Gun Trade Treaty

14 May 2010

Awoko (Freetown)

The Sierra Leone Action Network on Small Arms (SLANSA) has urged the government of Sierra Leone to support the UN Firearms Protocol meeting in New York on June 18 this year. SLANSA Coordinator Florella Hazeley told reporters yesterday that the protocol is the only binding global agreement on firearms which are too easily smuggled across national borders. She added "we urge the government to review and harmonize laws on firearms and domestic violence and domestic... (

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Sierra Leone

Retreat Discusses Curbing the Proliferation of Small Arms in Sierra Leone

17 March 2010

Awareness Times (Sierra Leone)

The Sierra Leone National Commission on Small Arms (SLeNCSA) has completed a two-day Inter-Agency Synergy Retreat in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone. The retreat held on the 11th and 12th March 2010 has as it theme: "Building Effective Partnership and Co-ordination for the Establishment of the Sierra Leone Small Arms and Light Weapons Commission". It attracted various stakeholders including government officials, security forces, the media and other distinguished... (

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Sierra Leone

Campaign to Protect Women from Gun Violence in Sierra Leone

23 July 2009

Awoko (Freetown)

Members of the Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Defense and Presidential Affairs on Tuesday ended a day seminar on Disarming Domestic Violence and the Bill on Arms and Ammunition at the Parliament Building in Freetown. The seminar was organized by the Sierra Leone Action Network on Small Arms (SLANSA) in collaboration with Action Aid Sierra Leone (AASL). Giving an overview of the seminar, SLANSA Coordinator, Florella Hazeley said domestic violence in Sierra Leone... (

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Sierra Leone,Nations Unies

Global Gun Trade Treaty 'Bedrock' to Curbing Gun Violence in West Africa

22 June 2009

Concord Times (Freetown)

FREETOWN — Policy makers, including members of parliament, representatives from various ministries of government, the military, police and civil society organizations Wednesday discussed the arms trade treaty as bedrock to the maintenance of peace and stability in the country. The roundtable conference was organized by the Sierra Leone Network on Small Arms, SLANSA as part of this year's global week of action in raising awareness campaign for better gun laws and push... (

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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone NGOs Promote Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence

18 June 2009

Awoko (Freetown)

As the Sierra Leone Action Network on Small Arms (SLANSA) commenced their Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence, they have raised awareness and campaign for better gun laws and push for stronger regulations of the Global Arms Trade. At a round table discussion with Policy makers, on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) at the Young Women Christian Association (YWCA) Conference hall, SLANSA Coordinator Florella Hazeley stated that the celebration of the week started in 2001... (

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Sierra Leone

Gun Smuggling, Home-made Firearms Worry Sierra Leone Police, NGOs

28 May 2009

Awoko (Freetown)

The Assistant Inspector General of Police Eastern Region Al-Shek Kamara has disclosed that the rate at which light weapon and small arms are entering through the porous borders of the country is very alarming. He also stated that most of these weapons are found within the Gola Forest chiefdoms in the region. The AIG east made this disclosure while addressing Traditional rulers, civil society and other stakeholders in the eastern region during a one day consultative... (

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Afrique occidentale,Sierra Leone

West Africa Still Talking About 'Serious Threat to Security' of Illegal Guns

13 February 2009

Concord Times (Freetown)

FREETOWN — Deputy director of the Sierra Leone small arms commission on Wednesday acknowledged that the proliferation of small arms and light weapons in the sub-region poses is a serious threat to security in the country. Sahr Sinnah, who was speaking during an open forum organized by the Sierra Leone action network on small arms (SLANSA) at the China House in direct response to the recent spate of armed robbery in Freetown and its environs, said the disarmament that... (

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Sierra Leone,Nations Unies

Sierra Leone Government, NGOs Promote Global Gun Trade Treaty

25 September 2008

Concord Times (Freetown)

Representatives from government and civil society organisations met this week at the China House in Freetown to discuss the arms trade treaty. The consultation was part of several activities to mark the arms control week of action in celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of the universal declaration of human rights. Funding for the consultation was provided by OXFAM-Great Britain based in Dakar, Senegal. A release from the Sierra Leone action network on small... (

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Sierra Leone

Violence Prevention Groups in Sierra Leone Push Global Gun Trade Treaty

4 June 2008

Concord Times (Freetown)

FREETOWN — National Chairman for Amnesty International Sierra Leone Tuesday disclosed that gun violence claims the lives of more than 350,000 people and injuring scores of others. Violet Kawa said the global trade that fuels the scourge of armed violence was yet to be internationally regularised. She said they would organise radio discussion programmes and quiz competitions in Bo and Kenema districts to observe the Global Week of Action against gun violence, which... (

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Liberia,Sierra Leone

Liberia: 30,000 Rounds of Illegal Ammo Seized Near Sierra Leone Border

24 March 2008

News (Monrovia)

MONROVIA — Liberian Police have seized 30,000 rounds of ammunition for AK-47 assault rifles in the western region of the country, close to the border with Sierra Leone, a report by the French News Agency (AFP) said. The AFP, quoting a senior Liberian police officer who spoke on condition of anonymity, said some of the ammunition were initially found last Wednesday by local people at Sinje — a Liberian town bordering Sierra Leone — who intercepted three canoes... (

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Sierra Leone

Speaker of Sierra Leone Pledges Support to National Gun Control Campaign

2 November 2007

Concord Times (Freetown)

For being proactive in tackling the current threats and challenges Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) are posing to human security, the Speaker of Parliament, Justice Abel Strong, Monday assured executive members of the Sierra Leone Action Network on Small Speaker Arms (SLANSA) of Parliament's support. Justice Strong gave this assurance when SLANSA's executive members paid him a courtesy visit at the Parliament Building on Tower Hill. He said he was pleased with the... (

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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Signs ECOWAS Small Arms Convention

21 June 2006

Concord Times (Freetown)

FREETOWN — A Sierra Leone Action Network on Small Arms (SLANSA) release Tuesday stated that the government of Sierra Leone has finally signed the ECOWAS Convention on Small Arms and Light Weapons. The organization called on Liberia and Guinea to support the promotion of the Convention, as it is the surest way to regional peace and stability. The release states that the Convention on Small Arms and Light Weapons replaces the ECOWAS Moratorium of 1998 of which Sierra... (

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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Gun Control Activists Push Global Small Arms Campaign

2 June 2006

Standard Times (Freetown)

The Acting Director of Sierra Leone Action Network on Small Arms (SLANSA), Abu Bakarr Sheriff, has said at a press conference held on Monday 29th May 2006 that a thousand people die every day and many more are seriously injured because of guns, adding that if the death injury and disability resulting from small arms were categorized as a disease, he would have viewed it as an epidemic, a man-made vector or disease that is manifestly bad for human beings. According to a... (

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