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Belgium Pulls Out of Tanzanian Ammo Factory Deal

4 April 2005

East African (Nairobi)

The Belgian government has suspended the export of equipment to a munitions factory in Tanzania pending investigations and an irrevocable assurance that the bullets manufactured by the Mzinga plant in Morogoro will not end up in the war-torn Great Lakes region. The EastAfrican has learnt that Belgian's Walloon regional government decided to suspend the transfer of any goods or expertise required for the controversial expansion of the plant for three months beginning... (

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Furore as Belgians Fund Ammunition Factory in Tanzania

9 March 2005

Expatica (Brussels)

BRUSSELS — The federal and wallonian governments are at loggerheads over a controversial decision to help Tanzanian build a munitions factory. Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt has now entered the furore after his Foreign Minister Karel De Gucht slammed the Wallonians for selling parts to build an armaments factory in Tanzania. Verhofstadt has echoed De Gucht's concerns that the factory's munitions could be used to fuel the conflict in the neighbouring... (

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Small Arms Still Threat to Regional Peace, Says Prime Minister

22 February 2005

Guardian (Dar es Salaam)

Prime Minister Fredrick Sumaye yesterday called on governments in the Great Lakes Region to put in place legal instruments to check the proliferation of small arms and light weapons, which he said were still a major threat to peace, in spite of the ongoing efforts to end the civil conflicts that have torn the region apart. In a speech read on his behalf by the Minister for Defence and National Service, Prof. Philemon Sarungi, during the opening of a two-day... (

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Robbers Now Use Legally Owned Arms

14 February 2005

Guardian (Dar es Salaam)

When Tanzanians strongly disputed the private sale of firearms a couple of years ago, they probably had in mind the fear of 'wrong hands' grabbing the weapons and their worry is now justified. An investigation carried by The Guardian has established that legally owned firearms are hired to criminals and have become a 'good' source of income in Dar es Salaam. Our investigation has also established that information leading to clandestine deals on the misuse of... (

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Police Offer Up to $100 for Every Gun

2 July 2004

Guardian (Tanzania)

BUKOBA — Anyone who gives information leading to the recovery of firearms in Kagera Region will get cash rewards ranging from 20,000/- to 100,000/-, Kagera police boss Ignas Mbinga said on Wednesday. He said people who were in illegal possession of firearms would also be entitled to the rewards if they surrendered them to the police. "This is a new strategy aimed at curbing rampant escalation of firearms that are commonly used on various armed banditry incidences... (

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Authorities Pledge Crackdown on Illegal Firearms

1 July 2002

UN Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

The governments of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania have embarked on a programme to register authorised firearms as part of an East African regional effort to place tight controls on gun trafficking and curb increasing crime. Peter Kimanthi, Kenya's police spokesman, told IRIN on Monday that the three East African countries were experiencing an increased proliferation of illegal firearms in the region. These were being used for armed robberies and cattle rustling, although... (

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Tanzania: Focus on Small Arms Impact and Control

29 May 2002

IRIN (UN) News

NAIROBI, Kenya — A multi-agency survey of the impact of small arms in Tanzania, conducted in conjunction with the government in Dar es Salaam, has found that firearms are having a negative, though limited, impact on Tanzania and that there is widespread support for tightening controls on them. On the whole, respondents had very little direct experience of armed conflict and almost none have ever been forced to move due to armed conflict, according to a report of the... (

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Afrique,Afrique du Sud,Namibie,Botswana,Zimbabwe,Swaziland,Lesotho,Tanzanie,Malawi,Zambie

SADC Countries Can Control Illicit Arms Trafficking

6 December 2001

South African Press Association (SAPA)

Southern African Development Community member countries have the potential to control illicit arms trafficking and reduce stockpiles of weapons, the SA Police Services head of detective services Commissioner Johan de Beer said on Thursday. Speaking at the week-long 2nd World Conference on Modern Criminal Investigation, Organised Crime and Human Rights in Durban, de Beer said that last year more than 2400 guns, more than 100000 rounds of ammunition and 1639 mortars and... (

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Landmines Detected by Rat Called Mr Bean

7 June 2001

Ananova and BBC (UK)

A giant rat called Mr Bean is one of several being trained to sniff out landmines in Tanzania. The Giant African pouched rat has a dog-like sense of smell and is easy to train. The Belgian government is funding the research in the hope of perfecting a cheap and effective way of mine detection. Trainers spray the ground with diluted high explosive and if the rats find the correct spot they are each given a banana. Experts say the rodents aren't in much danger because... (

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Gun Trafficking by Refugees on Lake Victoria Rampant

19 February 2001


DAR ES SALAAM — Weapon trafficking by armed refugees runs rampant on many islands on Lake Victoria in East Africa, local newspapers reported Monday. Fishermen and fishmongers along the lake revealed that for the last three years refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Burundi and Rwanda have been selling guns and pistols at low prices. A fisherman in Mwanza in northern Tanzania was quoted as saying that a gun like AK-47 was sold at about 100,000... (

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State Licenses Gun Shops Amid Public Protest

8 January 2000

Pan-African News Agency

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — The Tanzanian government has attracted the public's ire by allowing private dealers to operate gun shops in the country. At least five dealers have already been licensed, according to police spokesperson, Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Aden Mwamunyange. By end of 1999, over 20 applicants had put in requests to operate the gunshops. But human rights groups, including churches, had hotly contested the decision when it was first... (

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Tanzanian Outcry Over Arms Trade

4 June 1999

Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg) / Africa News Service

JOHANNESBURG — The Tanzanian government is pressing ahead with arms trade liberalisation against a backdrop of outrage and condemnation from civil rights groups including churches. Catholic bishops are the latest team to join the fray with 10 human rights groups publicly condemning the government's decision. Authorities have insisted that the arms trade programme must go on and has bolstered the decision with a firm reassurance that strict measures will be followed... (

Lire l'article complet : Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg) / Africa News Service