Nouvelles sur les armes à feu
Sierra Leone Destroys 5,000 Firearms [FR]
29 March 2016
Voice of America (Africa), Agence France Presse
[Translated summary: Sierra Leone destroyed around 5,000 firearms on Saturday, including AK-47s, M16s, hunting shotguns and home-made firearms, some of which were seized starting from 2002 at the end of the civil war.]
La Sierra Leone a entamé samedi la destruction de quelque 5.000 armes, une opération menée pour améliorer la sécurité dans ce pays qui a connu une guerre civile meurtrière entre 1991 et 2002.
L'opération a débuté dans deux dépôts militaires... (GunPolicy.org)
Lire l'article complet : Voice of America (Africa), Agence France Presse
Two Nigerian Men Held in Sierra Leone for Unlicensed Guns
10 February 2014
Concord Times (Freetown)
Two Nigerians - Paul Ekechukwu and Prince Duru - were last Friday remanded at the maximum security prison at Pademba Road for allegedly being in possession of firearms without license.
The accused are being tried at the Freetown Magistrates' Court No. 2, presided over by Magistrate Komba Kamanda, on two counts of unlawful possession of small arms without license, contrary to section 19(2) of the Arms and Ammunition Act No.14 of 1955, as repealed and replaced by section... (GunPolicy.org)
Lire l'article complet : Concord Times (Freetown)
Greek Coastguard Halts Ship Carrying 20,000 Kalashnikovs
8 November 2013
According to sources, the cargo ship "nourm" flagged with Sierra Leone, transferred a large amount of weapons. It was identified yesterday evening near Imia and was escorted to the port of Symi this morning.
After an investigation, the cargo ship had troubled the authorities in the past for drug trafficking and when the port board appeared, changed its direction.
Eventually, the ship stopped and was led to the port of Symi, under the port escort. The ship had started... (GunPolicy.org)
Lire l'article complet : Greek Reporter
Sierra Leone,Afrique occidentale
Sierra Leone Gets Weapon Marking Machine
5 September 2013
Awoko (Sierra Leone)
The Sierra Leone National Commission on Small Arms (SLeNCSA) yesterday received two Electric Marking Machines through its partnership with the Action on Armed Violence (AOAV).
The Marking Machines if effectively utilized, will aid the Sierra Leone National Commission on Small Arms and the Government in general, to trace weapons in the possession of primary forces and civilians in Sierra Leone.
According to the Commissioner of the Sierra Leone National Commission on... (GunPolicy.org)
Lire l'article complet : Awoko (Sierra Leone)
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Some 437,000 People Murdered Worldwide in 2012 - UNODC Study
10 April 2013
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Media release
VIENNA - Almost half a million people (437,000) across the world lost their lives in 2012 as a result of intentional homicide, according to a new study by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Launching the Global Study on Homicide 2013 in London today, Jean-Luc Lemahieu, Director for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs, said: "Too many lives are being tragically cut short, too many families and communities left shattered. There is an urgent need to... (GunPolicy.org)
Lire l'article complet : United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Sierra Leone Govt, Civil Society Promote New Gun Law
31 October 2012
Awoko (Sierra Leone)
The Sierra Leone Action on Small Arms [SLANSA] in collaboration with Sierra Leone Commission on Small Arms [SLeNCSA] with support from Action on Armed Violence [AOAV] has held an open forum on the popularization of the Arms and Ammunition Acts 2012. Addressing his audience, the key note speaker retired LT. Col. Mbaday Bangura said the government has officially passed the Acts on Small Arms into law and that the people of the country need to know about it. He said owners... (GunPolicy.org)
Lire l'article complet : Awoko (Sierra Leone)
Sierra Leone Lifts Ban on Guns, Plans to Regulate Ownership
2 August 2012
News24 (Cape Town)
Freetown - Sierra Leone lawmakers have lifted a ban on small arms in new legislation which seeks to regulate ownership of weapons in a country ravaged by a decade-long civil war, an official said on Wednesday.
"The act will regulate the private ownership of guns and other weapons in the country to control the proliferation nationwide," said deputy Internal Affairs Minister Raymond Kabia, who piloted the bill.
"The act will also ensure that stockpiles of small arms and... (GunPolicy.org)
Lire l'article complet : News24 (Cape Town)
An Arms Buyback for Libya? – Analysis
9 June 2012
Eurasia Review (EU/Asia)
The Libyan civil war of early 2011 was one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history, with an estimated 30,000 killed and 50,000 injured. While Muammar Gaddafi's death marked a watershed moment in Libyan history, the months of frenzied violence that preceded it saw a massive buildup of arms and munitions in the country. In the months leading up to and after his fall, Gaddafi's arms warehouses all across the country became unsecured; such was the level of... (GunPolicy.org)
Lire l'article complet : Eurasia Review (EU/Asia)
Liberia,Sierra Leone,Côte d'Ivoire,Ghana
Of 230,000 Guns Made in Ghana, 56% Are Unlicensed, in Unknown Hands
26 April 2012
Ghanaian Chronicle (Ghana), Editorial
It is not at the alarm state yet. But, the disclosure that 56 percent of a total of 230,000 small arms manufactured in the country remains unlicensed, and in hands that could not be identified, pose a threat to the security of the state. It means that as many as 125,000 illicit guns are in the system without any means of tracking them.
In addition, there are other light weapons which might have trickled down from conflict areas like Cote d'Ivoire, Sierra Leone and... (GunPolicy.org)
Lire l'article complet : Ghanaian Chronicle (Ghana)
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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... (GunPolicy.org)
Lire l'article complet : Think Africa Press (London)