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Nouvelles sur les armes à feu

Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire Has Added Markings to 99% of Police Guns [FR]

15 June 2016

Amnesty International (France), Media release

[Translated summary: Under the Arms Trade Treaty, the states of West Africa have improved their firearm stock management. Now every gun is marked with a code that shows where it comes from. Also, every time a gun enters or leaves an armoury, the code allows officials to know who gave the order and why. Now, the National Police of Côte d'Ivoire has marked 99% of its guns.] Après deux décennies de crises, la Côte d'Ivoire est aux avant-postes de la lutte contre la... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique occidentale,Côte d'Ivoire

West Africa, Cote d'Ivoire Debate Proliferation of Guns [FR]

20 April 2016

China Radio International, Xinhua

[Translated summary: A regional conference that gathers the National Commissions to Combat the Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons of countries of West Africa is being held in Abidjan. Its mission is to reinforce control over arms and management of weapon stocks. In Côte d'Ivoire, since 2011, 9,661 were voluntary surrendered and more than 8,000 firearms destroyed.] Une conférence régionale réunissant les commissions nationales de lutte contre la... (GunPolicy.org)

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Côte d'Ivoire

Ceremony to Destroy 8,000 Guns in Côte D'Ivoire [FR]

9 April 2016

L'Infodrome (Côte d'Ivoire)

[Translated summary: The National Police School of Abidjan has organised a ceremony where they marked and destroyed small arms and light weapons. 26,324 guns have been marked; among these, 8,000 have been destroyed along with 6,336 rounds of ammunition.] Une importante cérémonie de marquage et de destruction d'armes légères de petit calibre a eu lieu, jeudi 7 avril, à l'Ecole nationale de police d'Abidjan. Organisée par le Comité de lutte contre la... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : L'Infodrome (Côte d'Ivoire)

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Côte d'Ivoire

Mass Shooting at Côte d'Ivoire Beach Resort

13 March 2016

Local (France), Agence France Presse

Heavily armed gunmen opened fire Sunday at a hotel in the Côte d'Ivoire beach resort of Grand-Bassam which is popular with Westerners, witnesses told AFP. The assailants, who were "heavily armed and wearing balaclavas, fired at guests at the L'Etoile du Sud (Southern Star), a large hotel which was full of expats in the current heatwave," a witness told AFP. It was not immediately known how many people had been killed or injured or who was behind the shooting in the... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Local (France), Agence France Presse

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Côte d'Ivoire,Togo,Mali,Ghana

Small Arms Commission Begins Nationwide Marking of Weapons in Ghana

19 March 2014

Ghana Web

The National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons has begun a nationwide exercise to mark all weapons of the various security agencies. The exercise which started with the military will be extended to other security agencies such as the Police, prisons, immigration and the Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS). The marking of weapons involves a systematic embossment of unique identification numbers on firearms to make them easily identifiable and... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis,Côte d'Ivoire,Liberia

Liberia Govt Officials Allegedly Involved in Secret Firearm Deals

11 December 2013

New Dawn (Monrovia)

Details emerging from the latest UN Panel of Experts report on Liberia have unveiled some chilling and staggering information as to how government officials and or political appointees are secretly acquiring firearms. The UN Panelists appointed to monitor the arms embargo and other military related activities here in pursuant to UN resolution 2079 (2012), said most of the firearms were either purchased from returning mercenaries from the Ivory Coast or through other... (GunPolicy.org)

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Iraq,Syrie,Israël,Inde,Irlande,Togo,Canada,États-Unis,Afghanistan,Côte d'Ivoire,Iran,Sri Lanka,Allemagne,Russie

Growing Number of Personalised Firearms to Boost Safety Available

30 November 2013

Economist

To help push Soviet forces out of Afghanistan in the 1980s, America's Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) gave Afghan fighters shoulder-launched Stinger anti-aircraft missiles (pictured). Accurate and easy-to-use, the Stingers caused grievous losses. But after the Soviet withdrawal in 1989, the CIA wanted to discourage the use of the leftover missiles. It got hold of some of those circulating on the black market and booby-trapped them, so that anyone who tried to fire one... (GunPolicy.org)

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Côte d'Ivoire,Liberia

Liberia Hosts Small Arms Workshop to Address Gun Trafficking

4 October 2013

New Democrat (Monvoria)

The Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LiNCSA) will on October 8 embark on a week-long consultative workshop on arms control in three southeastern counties including River Gee, Maryland and Grand Gedeh Counties. The workshop which is being funded by the ECOWAS Commission will target border communities along the Liberian-Ivorian border within the three counties as well as security officers assigned at these border points. A statement from the Liberia National... (GunPolicy.org)

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

West African Countries Tackle Cross-Border Arms

30 June 2013

Voice of America

Countries of the Mano River basin in West Africa are trying to forge a joint strategy to counter the cross-border movement of armed groups and the illegal trafficking of weapons in their region. Representatives of the United Nations and regional organizations joined the talks on Saturday. Decades of armed conflict and political strife, including civil wars in Sierra Leone and Liberia, have caused lasting issues of insecurity in the Mano River region, particularly in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Côte d'Ivoire,Afrique occidentale

Cote D'Ivoire to Mark Weapons for Arms Control

28 May 2013

Global Times (China)

Cote d'Ivoire's National Commission for Fighting Against Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons (COMNAT-ALPC) on Monday said authorities plan to mark all weapons used by security forces for arms control. The COMNAT-ALPC under-secretary, Leon Djokouehi, told reporters in Abidjan that the marking of the weapons will enable authorities to identify all the arms in circulation and their holders to prevent proliferation. "When we decide to mark a weapon, it's treated... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Global Times (China)

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Pologne,Ukraine,Israël,Côte d'Ivoire,Bulgarie,Bélarus,Chine,Angola,Russie

Guns Easily Available in Côte D'Ivoire Despite Embargo

16 April 2013

IRIN (UN News)

ABIDJAN - Côte d'Ivoire's recent turbulence - including the ouster of president Henri Konan Bédié in 1999, a long-running insurgency and deadly poll unrest in 2011 - has left the country awash in arms, which have contributed to human rights abuses, widespread crime and persistent insecurity. Two years after coming to power in 2000, Laurent Gbagbo's administration faced an army mutiny, which morphed into a full-scale rebellion. In response, the government underwent a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Roumanie,Burkina Faso,Pologne,Russie,Lettonie,Tunisie,Guinée,Sénégal,Bulgarie,Chine,Afrique,Europe,Côte d'Ivoire

Arms Proliferation and Abuse Shatter Communities in Côte d'Ivoire - AI

20 March 2013

Amnesty International (London)

Reckless and illegal arms supplies from Europe, Africa and China to the warring parties in Côte d'Ivoire over the past decade continue to fuel grave human rights abuses and violent crime in the country, Amnesty International said in a detailed report launched at the United Nations (UN) headquarters. The 33-page report, Communities shattered by arms proliferation and abuse in Côte d'Ivoire, documents how a handful of states and a network of multinational arms... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Amnesty International (London)

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Europe,Chine,Asie,Amérique,Océanie,Kenya,Cuba,Côte d'Ivoire,Afrique,Amérique centrale,Russie,États-Unis

Women Explain Why an Arms Trade Treaty Can Save Many Lives

7 March 2013

Amnesty International (London), Media release

It is estimated at least half a million people are killed with guns every year and on average a further 200,000 men, women and children die as an indirect result of armed conflicts and violence that are frequently fuelled by the uncontrolled flow of small arms. And for every person that is killed in an armed conflict, many more are injured and tortured, raped, abused, forcibly disappeared, taken hostage or displaced. Even more have their access to food, water, shelter,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Côte d'Ivoire,Ghana

Ghana Officials say Guns from Cote D'Ivoire, Offer Rewards

21 February 2013

Ghanaian Chronicle

The Bawku Divisional Police Commander, ACP Kweku Buadu-Pepra, says most the sophisticated weapons in Bawku came from neighbouring Cote d' Ivoire during the election conflict that erupted in that country in 2002. The Bawku Municipal Security Committee (MUSEC) recently announced a monetary reward package of GHA¢3,000 for anyone with credible information that could lead to the security agencies retrieving weapons from civilians in the area. The package also included... (GunPolicy.org)

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Chine,Afrique,Côte d'Ivoire,Somalie,Angola,Afrique du Sud,Soudan,Zimbabwe,Kenya

Unknown Quantities of Chinese Arms in Africa a Concern

21 February 2013

Star (Kenya), Opinion

Much is being written and said in the media and academic circles about China's increasing engagement with Africa on many economic and other fronts. Some see this as benefiting Africa; others as detrimental to the real needs of African countries and peoples. Some critics have used phrases like "the second scramble for Africa" and "re-colonization of Africa" to describe the new development. The debate goes on. Yet, there is one subject that has not received the serious... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Star (Kenya)

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République tchèque,Hongrie,Côte d'Ivoire,Iran,Guinée,Niger,Russie,Soudan du Sud,Chine,Ouganda,Afghanistan,Nigeria,Kenya,Iraq,République démocratique du Congo (RDC)

Trail of Bullet Casings Leads from Africa's Wars Back to Iran

11 January 2013

New York Times

The first clues appeared in Kenya, Uganda and what is now South Sudan. A British arms researcher surveying ammunition used by government forces and civilian militias in 2006 found Kalashnikov rifle cartridges he had not seen before. The ammunition bore no factory code, suggesting that its manufacturer hoped to avoid detection. Within two years other researchers were finding identical cartridges circulating through the ethnic violence in Darfur. Similar ammunition then... (GunPolicy.org)

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Somalie,Afrique du Sud,Côte d'Ivoire,Soudan,Zimbabwe,États-Unis,Chine

China 'Aggressively' Supplying Africa With Guns, Military Equipment

28 November 2012

Global Post (Boston)

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — China's aggressive new strategy to sell weapons in Africa was on clear display at a recent defense exposition here. The pavilion for Chinese manufacturers was among the three largest at the Africa Aerospace and Defense exhibition in September, surpassed only by host South Africa and the United States, the world's largest weapons maker by far. Many of the made-in-China weapons touted by firms such as Norinco and Poly Technologies were... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique occidentale,Côte d'Ivoire

Cote D'Ivoire 'Football for Peace' Effort to Teach Weapons Disarmament

29 October 2012

Radio Netherlands Worldwide

ABIDJAN — It's been over a year since the post-electoral crisis in Ivory Coast, but thousands of ex-combatants still hold onto weapons and ammunition. Tired of waiting for various disarmament operations to unburden their compatriots, some young Ivoirians have gotten the ball rolling themselves - on the football field. Two Sundays ago saw the official kick-off of Football for Peace. On 21 October, under the blazing sun, male and female footballers perspire profusely.... (GunPolicy.org)

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Côte d'Ivoire

Gangs Can 'Hire' Assault Weapons in Ivory Coast

7 August 2012

Radio Netherlands

Keen to hire a Kalashnikov for the day? In a dangerous legacy of years of conflict, Ivory Coast's economic capital is now the hub of a thriving trade in automatic weapons for the criminal underworld. "The 'Kalash' rules the streets in Abidjan," a police officer who is part of a task force charged with fighting gangland crime told AFP. Criminals bent on a heist can rent an assault rifle for 30 euros ($37). In one working-class district, a dealer who calls himself... (GunPolicy.org)

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Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire Starts Small Arms Destruction, Still 3 Million Arms in Circulation

12 July 2012

Washington Post / AP

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — An official says authorities in Ivory Coast are starting to destroy hundreds of small arms collected since the end of the postelection violence that claimed some 3,000 lives. Spokeswoman Laetitia Dia Allou of the West African nation's commission against arms proliferation said the destruction of some 600 weapons started Thursday. She says a total of about 2,000 weapons were collected from former militants and civilians since October 2011. It... (GunPolicy.org)

Lire l'article complet : Washington Post / AP

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