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Namibie

Police U-turn on Firearm Amnesty

21 October 2021

New Era (Namibia)

Despite assurances by police chief Sebastian Ndeitunga and safety and security minister Albert Kawana that no one will be prosecuted for handing in unlicensed firearms and ammunition, an about-turn saw police announcing those who surrendered firearms used in the commission of a crime will indeed be arrested and prosecuted. When he announced the amnesty earlier this year, Ndeitunga was quoted as saying "Cabinet endorsed the month of September as the amnesty month to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nigeria

Effective Control of Illegal Weapons in Nigeria

23 September 2021

Punch (Nigeria)

The recent transmission by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), of two executive bills to the National Assembly to control arms proliferation and regulate the importation of explosives into the country appears in order. But deeper scrutiny exposes the regime's tactless approach and the helplessness of security forces in curbing arms smuggling into Nigeria. The biggest problem is that in many parts of the country, the Nigerian state has lost its... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afghanistan,Libye

Afghanistan and Libya: All Weapons in the Hands of Islamic Terrorists

22 September 2021

Corriere della Sera (italy)

Afghanistan, Libya and Syria are the three crises that today fuel the archipelago of Islamic extremism. Three countries that are out of control and where Western intervention has increased the risk to global security. In Doha, in recent months, the Americans negotiated the withdrawal from Afghanistan with the Taliban, promising: we will leave, but you will not allow al Qaeda or other extremist groups to operate in the country. We know how that went. And when countries... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nigeria

Nigeria's Buhari Transmits Bills on Gun Control,

15 September 2021

Daily Trust (Nigeria)

President Muhammadu Buhari has transmitted to the senate two bills that seek to control the proliferation of arms and regulate the importation and exportation of explosives in the country. They are: the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons Bill 2021; and Explosives Bill 2021. Buhari transmitted the bill in two separate letters dated the 26th and 27th August 2021 and read during the commencement of plenary by Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday. Buhari, in the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Ouganda

Uganda Increases Costs for Gun Licenses

27 August 2021

Daily Monitor (Uganda)

Government has proposed to increase gun licensing fees from Shs150,000 to Shs5 million for private gun owners according to the 2017/2018 financial year budget estimates. The development was communicated by the State Minister for Planning David Bahati while appearing before the Parliamentary Budget Committee. This follows an increase in gun related crimes in the country with the most recent being the murder of AIGP Felix Kaweesi, his driver and body guard by armed... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nigeria

Nigerian Students Denounce Influx of Illegal Firearms

26 August 2021

Daily Independent (Nigeria)

Students in Ogun State have blamed the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) over what they alleged as an influx of illegal firearms into the country through the borders in the state. The students, under the aegis of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Ogun, the National Association of University Students (NAUS) and the National Association of Ogun State Students (NAOSS) lamented that the Ogun 1 Area Command of the Service was becoming a toothless bulldog... (GunPolicy.org)

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Serbie,Afrique occidentale,Burkina Faso,Mali

Identified Serbian Weapons in Stockpiles of Armed Groups in Sahel

24 August 2021

Amnesty International

Amnesty International's arms experts have identified Serbian-manufactured weapons in videos posted by armed groups operating in the Sahel, including an Islamic State affiliate which has claimed responsibility for hundreds of civilian deaths. The new rifles, some the latest available models, match trade records of Serbia's sales to Burkina Faso, suggesting the weapons were recently sold to the government before falling into the hands of armed groups. Amnesty... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nigeria,Niger

Nigerian Villagers Stockpile Arms for Self-Defence

24 August 2021

Daily Trust (Nigeria)

Many communities in North West and North Central are contributing money to buy guns and other weapons to protect themselves against bandits, terrorists and other criminals, Daily Trust reports. Wealthy individuals are also reportedly buying personal guns to protect themselves against aggression or buying weapons for groups. Villagers in Niger, Zamfara, Kaduna, Plateau and Katsina States are on the lead as many communities in States having security challenges have... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

Tightening Gun Control In South Africa

19 August 2021

Conversation (South Africa)

Statistics produced by the police and mortuary surveillance systems in South Africa have consistently shown that firearms are the most commonly used weapons to commit murder and other violent crimes, such as carjacking and house robberies. With this in mind, the Civilian Secretariat for Police Services which serves as the technical advisory agency to the Minister of Police, wants to have the Firearms Control Act amended to introduce more stringent firearm licensing... (GunPolicy.org)

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Ouganda

52 Guns Recovered Over Disarmament Exercise in Uganda

17 August 2021

Daily Monitor (Uganda)

The joint security force of police and the army has cautioned residents and others wishing to visit Karamoja to desist from using motorcycles to access the area. The warning was issued by Karamoja Regional Police Spokesperson, Mr Michael Longole, while addressing the media on Monday. He said riding motorcycles through the lonely routes such as Moroto, Kotido, Moroto, Nakapiripirit, Moroto Nabulatuk should be avoided at this time when the disarmament exercise is taking... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

Fewer Guns Will Save Women's Lives in South Africa

16 August 2021

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Fifty-eight percent of South Africa's domestic violence murder victims from April to June 2020 were women, according to national police statistics. Sixty-seven percent of these women were killed by a current or ex-intimate partner. In such cases, femicide is the final act in a pattern of chronic and escalating abuse. South Africa's rate of femicide has been estimated at six times higher than the global average. Research has consistently shown that having access to a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Liberia

Training on Arms Control for Liberian Border Security Officers

10 August 2021

Analyst (Liberia)

State Security Officers assigned at the Ganta-Guinea and Loguotou-Ivory Coast Borders, Nimbia County and Toe-Town (B'hai)-Ivory Coast Border, Grand Gedeh County are expected to benefit from specialized Training on Small Arms and Light Weapons control, Arms trade, Transfer and Trafficking as well as Gender in Arms Control. According to a release signed by Thomas Mulbah, Communication and Outreach Officer, following the specialized training at the targeted border sites,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nigeria

Nigerian Reps Move to Tighten Gun Control Laws

13 July 2021

Premium Times (Nigeria)

In a bid to address the proliferation of arms and ammunition in the country, the House of Representatives on Tuesday passed for second reading a bill seeking to amend the Firearms Act. The bill, which also seeks to provide strict penalties for illegal possession of firearms and to allow the production of arms and ammunition by private entities, was passed for second reading on Tuesday. The sponsor of the bill, Adejoro Adeogun (APC, Ondo), said in his legislative... (GunPolicy.org)

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Liberia

Liberia Amends Domestic Firearms Control Legislations

12 July 2021

All Africa (Liberia)

The Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LiNCSA) continues to make significant gains to ensure the domestication of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in Liberia. Of recent, and having attracted funding and technical assistance from Expertise France, the leadership of the Small Arms Commission has been meeting, in constructive sessions with influential government institutions, mainly relevant Committees of the national legislature, civil society stakeholders and the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

South Africa Destroys Almost 25,000 Firearms During Amnesty Periods

8 July 2021

Times (South Africa)

The police have destroyed almost 25,000 firearms, including weapons voluntarily handed over during the two previous amnesty periods, and those that were either confiscated or surrendered to the state. The firearms were destroyed at Cape Gate Steel in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, after a notice was published in the Government Gazette in June, with 24,910 firearms intended to be destroyed. "About half of the firearms that have been destroyed were handed in during the... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Times (South Africa)

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Nigeria

Nigeria Adopts Tougher Penalties for Illegal Firearms

1 July 2021

Daily Independent (Nigeria)

The Senate on Wednes­day passed a bill which provides for three years jail term or N3 million fine or both, as penalties for anyone caught il­legally possessing or dealing in firearms in Nigeria. Titled 'Firearms Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021', the piece of legislation amends section 35 (2) of the Principal Act which previously provided a fine of just N1000 as penalty. The amendment to section 35(2), which is captured in Clause 4 of the bill, provides for stiffer... (GunPolicy.org)

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Kenya

Kenyan President Sets Fire to More Than 5 000 Illegal Guns

10 June 2021

Independent Online (IOL)

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday set alight more than 5 000 illegal firearms in a gesture to highlight the importance of peaceful resolutions to conflict. Kenyatta set fire to 5144 illegal firearms, in addition to out-of-date state-owned guns, at the Regional Traffic Police Training Centre located in Ngong, west of the capital Nairobi, State House Kenya reported. "A peaceful Kenya, a united Kenya is for the good of all of us. And that can only be achieved... (GunPolicy.org)

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Kenya

Kenya Burns Over 5,000 Illegal Firearms to Curb Crime

10 June 2021

AfricaNews

The Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday presided over the burning of 5,144 illegal firearms and obsolete state-owned small arms and light weapons at the Regional Traffic Police Training Centre in Ngong, Kajiado County. He further called on those making homemade guns to join the newly built government facility that produces guns. "This is to those making illegal guns, come we make legal money and jobs. Come forward and declare you can make a gun and you will... (GunPolicy.org)

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Liberia

Liberia Embarks on a Five-year Strategic Plan for Arms Control

8 June 2021

Analyst (Liberia)

The Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LiNCSA) has concluded three-day stakeholders' validation sessions to endorse a five-year Strategic Plan (2021-2025) that has been formulated to provide strategic direction for the Commission. The Plan will essentially guide management decisions, planned programs and activities in the accomplishment of its general and specific mandates and institutional sustainability. The five-year Strategic Plan builds and improves on... (GunPolicy.org)

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Togo

Heavy Gunfire: What's Behind Faure's Show of Force at Akaba

5 June 2021

TogoWeb (Togo)

[Translated content] The President of the Republic, Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, attended last weekend a shooting campaign with heavy weapons on the Akaba (Akébou) firing range. It is often said that great evils require great remedies. And the other one says: "who travels far, spares his mount". These two adages, which have always been true, are a source of determination for our country which is sharpening its weapons to comply with the new military programming law... (GunPolicy.org)

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