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Central African Republic Leader Calls for Voluntary Firearm Disarmament

1 June 2014


DAKAR - Central African Republic's prime minister on Sunday called for voluntary national disarmament next week in a bid to halt a worsening cycle of violence that threatens to drive Muslims from the West of the country. In a televised address, Prime Minister Andre Nzapayeke declared June 8 would be a day for all citizens to hand in their weapons, after a spike in sectarian tensions in the majority-Christian capital Bangui following an attack on a church by Muslim... (

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Arms Smuggling to Nigerian Criminals Threatens Cameroon

21 February 2014

IRIN (UN News)

YAOUNDE — Recent arms seizures and arrests of traffickers in Cameroon's Far North Region have highlighted the escalating insecurity caused by Boko Haram in neighbouring Nigeria and the impact of the unrest in the Central African Republic (CAR) and Sudan. In January, Cameroon's security forces arrested a man attempting to transport 655 guns to Nigeria. In September 2013, 5,400 AK-47 rifles were seized on a pick-up truck in Maroua, the capital of Far North Region,... (

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Sudan's Small Arms and Light Weapons Conference: a Right Step

29 May 2012

Sudan Vision Daily

Last week Khartoum hosted the Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) conference for Sudan and its western neighbouring states including Central African Republic, the Republic of Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Libya. The conference aimed at strengthening cooperation and coordination efforts in order to control the spread, flow, misuse and illegal circulation of small arms and light weapons within and across the borders, and on the fundamental... (

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Towards the Support of Congo in the Fight against Small Arms [FR]

25 May 2012

Afriquinfos / Xinhua

[Translated summary: The representative of the Regional Center on Small Arms (RCSA), Marie Claire Bisamaza, reiterated the will of the organisation to support the Republic of Congo in implementing a National Plan of Action aiming at protecting the territory against proliferation of small arms and light weapons.] BRAZZAVILLE - La représentante du Regional Center on Small Arms (RCSA), Marie Claire Bisamaza, a traduit jeudi à Brazzaville, la volonté de son institution... (

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African States Vow to Curb Arms Flow with Global Gun Trade Treaty

24 May 2012

New Vision (Kampala) / AFP

Security officials from five African states have pledged to step up cooperation to control the flow of small arms after a UN-backed conference. Ministers of interior and security from Libya, Chad, Sudan and Central African Republic, as well as a provincial governor from Democratic Republic of Congo, agreed to establish a joint body to counter the proliferation of small arms and light weapons. A declaration issued late Wednesday after their two-day conference said the... (

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Sudan, UN Coordinate to Combat Spread of Small Arms in the Region

22 May 2012

Sudan Vision Daily

KHARTOUM – The United Nations announced that it is coordinating with the Sudanese Government and the Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration Commission (DDRC) to combat use of small and light arms in the Sudan, to strengthen institutions at the national level to curb armed violence and reduce demand on arms. Use of arms disrupts development and spreads chaos, UN resident Coordinator, Ali Al-Zaetri, said, adding that the economic loss caused by the use of these... (

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Éthiopie,Afrique du Sud,Burkina Faso,Sierra Leone,Afrique occidentale,Ukraine,Côte d'Ivoire,Europe de l'Est,Russie,République centrafricaine,Iraq,Afghanistan,États-Unis,Colombie,Angola,Liberia,Afrique du Nord,Asie occidentale,Afrique

Shadowy 'Merchants of Death' Behind Africa's Illegal Gun-Running

11 April 2012

Think Africa Press (London)

Arms dealer Viktor Bout was sentenced to 25 years by a US federal court last week. Widely known as the 'merchant of death', the 45-year-old Russian has delivered weapons and arms to a wide range of presidents, insurgents and rebels in Africa and the Middle East including the likes of Charles Taylor in Liberia and Jonas Savimbi in Angola. He was caught in a US sting in which his services were solicited for the supply of weapons to Colombia's FARC rebels. His companies... (

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Study Finds Again That Crime, Not War is Main Source of Gun Violence

29 October 2011

Associated Press

GENEVA — More people are killed by armed violence resulting from crime than are killed in war, with Latin America and a swath of countries through the middle of Africa among the hardest hit, an international study claimed Thursday. About 526,000 people die violently every year — or more than 1,400 people every day — according to the 2011 Global Burden of Armed Violence report. Only about 55,000 of those killed die in warfare, while an estimated 396,000 people... (

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Regional Efforts to Combat Illicit Arms in Central Africa: Kinshasa Convention - UN

21 October 2011

African Press Organization (APO), Media release

NEW YORK -- The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs and the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations will organize tomorrow a special event entitled "Enhancing Small Arms Control In Central Africa — The Kinshasa Convention" at the Permanent Mission of Austria. This event will promote this new sub-regional instrument to control and fight the illicit proliferation of small arms and light weapons in Central Africa. In September 2011, all eleven... (

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Under the Gun - Violence and Displacement in Central African Republic

28 May 2009

IRIN (UN News)

NAIROBI — The Central African Republic (CAR) has been in the throes of a humanitarian crisis for more than a decade. Army mutinies, coups and attempted coups, rebellions, gangs that kidnap for ransom and, more recently, elements of Uganda's notorious Lord's Resistance Army have made life for civilians, especially in the north, extremely challenging, unpredictable, and very dangerous. As IRIN's new documentary film, Under the Gun, demonstrates, many Central Africans... (

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Disarmament, Reintegration Extends to the Northwest

8 July 2005

IRIN (UN News)

BANGUI — Ex-combatants began voluntarily handing over their weapons to UN and government officials on Friday in the Central African Republic's northwestern district of Nana-Grébizi. The measure is part of a nationwide effort begun on 18 June to disarm and reintegrate thousands of ex-combatant into civilian life. "If there's a gap between the disarmament and the start of reintegration, the ex-combatants will loose confidence and violence might return," Jonas... (

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Official Explains UNDP's Role in Disarmament Process

20 April 2004

UN Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

BANGUI — The UN Development Programme (UNDP), through its Small Arms and Demobilisation Unit, Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, will assist the government of the Central African Republic (CAR) to disarm, demobilise and reintegrate former combatants, an official told IRIN. UNDP Weapons and Ammunition Disposal Specialist Remi Vezina, who was on a two-week mission to the CAR, said on Saturday that the UN agency's assistance would be through the government's... (

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Focus on Disarmed Women

8 March 2004

UN Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

BANGUI — The Central African Republic (CAR) had enjoyed relative stability for about 35 years after its independence when in 1996 it suddenly plunged into a series of conflicts that has since left it reeling in underdevelopment and its population in despair. These conflicts started with army mutinies against President Ange-Felix Patasse and ended with his outster on 15 March 2003. During the mutinies the country was littered with guns, which the current government... (

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Government Approves United Nations Agency's Disarmament Proposal

10 February 2004

UN Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

BANGUI, Central African Republic — The government of the Central African Republic (CAR) has approved a US $13-million disarmament, demobilisation and reinsertion (DDR) programme, proposed by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), targeting some 7,565 former combatants. "The proposal is in perfect harmony with its [the government's] defence and security policy," the government, the UNDP and the Multi-country Disarmament, Reinsertion Programme (MDRP), said in a joint... (

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Government to Train 220 Men After Arms Surrender

22 July 2003

UN Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

BANGUI, CAR — The government of the Central African Republic (CAR), with the support of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), will begin on 30 July vocational training for 220 men who surrendered firearms between 15 June 2002 and 15 March 2003. The head of the government's programme on disarmament, the Programme National de Desarmement et de Reinsertion, Harouna Dan Malam, told IRIN on Monday that 35 million francs CFA (US $62,756) had been set aside to train the men... (

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