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Soudan

Sudan Collects 30,000 Firearms in Darfur

25 December 2017

Dabanga (Sudan)

The disarmament campaign in North Darfur has not led to the planned results, according to the state's governor, although more than 170 militiamen affiliated with former janjaweed leader Musa Hilal have reportedly been arrested. Talking to a Darfur local radio on Saturday, Governor Abdelwahid Yousif Ibrahim acknowledged the small number of the weapons collected so far. He pointed to the spread of huge numbers of arms in North Darfur, and stressed that there is still a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Soudan

Sudanese Government to Initiate Collection Campaign for Illegal Firearms

7 August 2017

Dabanga (Sudan)

This week, Second Vice-President Hasabo Abdelrahman will chair the first meeting with the five governors of Darfur about the disarmament campaign scheduled to start before the end of this year. The Governor of North Darfur, Abdelwahid Yousif, said in a press statement on Sunday that Abdelrahman would arrive in El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, today, to discuss the state's plan for the collection of unlicensed arms with the governors of the five states of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Soudan,Russie

Guns Continue to Proliferate, Russia Blocks Inquiry in Darfur

7 July 2016

Guardian

"I fired my first gunshot when I was nine," says Salih. "For years after that I was very eager to do it again. I owned my first weapon when I got to 14. It was an AK-47." Salih is now 38, but guns have been a permanent fixture in his life. Growing up in Darfur in one of the Arab tribes that has been at war with other ethnic groups in the region since 2003, he says it quickly became clear the only way to protect his family was to get a weapon of his own. In the 13... (GunPolicy.org)

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Soudan

More Than 400 Illegal Guns Collected in Sudanese County

3 July 2016

Gurtong Trust (Sudan)

More than 400 illegal firearms have been collected in the on-going disarmament process in Tonj South County. Madit Malek Akuien the State Minister of Information said that process has been running smoothly with the Chiefs cooperating with the police. "Disarmament is going on well, we have started in Tonj South, this disarmament in Tonj South is going on well, all the chiefs are cooperating with police and the army and as we are speaking a lot of guns have been... (GunPolicy.org)

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Europe,Europe de l'Est,Croatie,Bulgarie,France,Albanie,Arabie saoudite,Syrie,Serbie,Asie occidentale,Iraq,Yémen,Slovaquie,Soudan

Balkan Gun Trade Fuels Crime, Terrorism in Europe, Asia

16 April 2016

Economist

The arsenal discovered in the apartment of Reda Kriket, a suspected terrorist arrested on March 24th near Paris, included explosives, Kalashnikov AK-47 rifles and a machine pistol from Croatia. The terrorists who staged the attacks last November in Paris employed AK-47s made by Zastava, a Serbian manufacturer. The Kouachi brothers, who attacked the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo the previous January, used Kalashnikov ammunition made in Bosnia. Whatever else these... (GunPolicy.org)

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République démocratique du Congo (RDC),Afrique,Soudan,Soudan du Sud,Bulgarie,Iran

Chasing Bullets, Firearms in the Democratic Republic of Congo

13 May 2014

IRIN (UN News)

Virunga National Park — Her job is to track and trace small arms and ammunition in Africa's conflict zones. Each bullet, assault rifle, mortar, rocket or other item of military hardware she documents forms a piece of a huge jigsaw being created by the UK-based NGO Conflict Armaments Research (CAR) to map the precise flows of conflict weaponry in Africa. Moving within the ebb and flow of the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) conflict, the investigator, who asked... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique occidentale,République centrafricaine,Soudan,Nigeria,République démocratique du Congo (RDC),Cameroun,Libye

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,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Soudan

Call for Disarmament After Sudanese Youth Found with Assault Weapons

7 November 2013

Sudan Tribune (France)

RUMBEK — Authorities in Lakes state's Yirol West county of reported that a series of firearms have been discovered in remote cattle camps occupied by pastoralist youth from the Apaak community. Colonel Majak Ruei Angong warned that surprise disarmament could be ordered in all suspected payams and bomas (districts) around Yirol West county at "anytime". He said intelligence currently being gathered, as well as information already obtained, confirms that pastoralist... (GunPolicy.org)

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Soudan du Sud,Somalie,Burundi,Liberia,Ghana,États-Unis,Europe,Zimbabwe,Ouganda,Tanzanie,Soudan,Nigeria,Namibie,Kenya,Éthiopie,Afrique

How Disarmament in Africa Got More Complicated

5 November 2013

IPI Global Observatory

Africa is ground zero in the international debate on controlling the small arms and light weapons trade. For more than a decade, diplomatic activity to contain arms and ammunition transfers has been animated by a concern with instability and contagion generated by the continent's many wars. Leading think tanks, research groups, and advocacy organizations have repeatedly drawn attention to the way the burden of armed violence in Africa is a product of low-tech assault... (GunPolicy.org)

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Océanie,Iran,Corée du Nord,République démocratique du Congo (RDC),Soudan,Syrie,Europe,États-Unis,Asie,Afrique,Amérique

Editorial: Containing the Conventional Arms Trade

30 September 2013

New York Times, Editorial

Efforts to control the $70 billion a year global market in conventional weapons got a big boost when the United States signed the United Nations arms trade treaty, joining more than 100 other countries in affirming the need to keep these weapons out of the hands of unscrupulous regimes, militants and criminals. But the work is far from done. At least 50 member countries, including the United States, must still carry out the next step and ratify the treaty for it to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Soudan,Allemagne

Germany Supports Marking, Registration of Guns in Sudan

18 September 2013

Sudan Vision Daily

KHARTOUM - German Embassy in Khartoum and the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) celebrated, here yesterday, receiving of support from the German Embassy that including equipment and technical systems to assist in the registration of arms in Darfur. German Ambassador to Khartoum said that his country supports the efforts to achieve peace and security in Sudan. He praised the efforts of the DDR in supporting programmes of peace and stability, pointing... (GunPolicy.org)

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Soudan

Sudan Police Estimate Citizens Hold 20,000 Guns

6 September 2013

Radio Dabanga (Hilversum)

NYALA — The Chief of Police for South Darfur, has estimated that there are 20,000 weapons (firearms) in civilian hands in the state, and says he has even seen children carrying Kalashnikovs. At a press conference in South Darfur capital Nyala on Friday, Major General Ahmed Osman Mohamed Khair that just on Thursday, he saw children carrying assault rifles. Gen Khair said that the losses that occurred as a result of recent clashes between security forces and Abu Tira... (GunPolicy.org)

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Syrie,Soudan,Afrique du Sud,Kenya

South Africa: Gun Dealer Sold Arms to Conflict Zones

20 July 2013

Independent/IOL Daily News (South Africa) / Saturday Star

JOHANNESBURG - A director of a Joburg gun shop was allegedly involved in importing military weapons for "special forces" and then selling them to countries in conflict. This emerged in a state affidavit placed before the Lenasia Magistrate's Court on Friday. In the bail application of Gareth De Nysschen, a director at Dave Sheer Guns, the State indicated that the business had been investigated by military intelligence for two years. De Nysschen was arrested last week... (GunPolicy.org)

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Soudan du Sud,Soudan

Sudan Authorities Recover 500 Guns in Disarmament Campaign

12 June 2013

Sudan Tribune (France)

JUBA — Over 500 illegal firearms have been collected over the last week from civilians in Unity state's Koch, Rubkotna and Mayom counties, according to the military. The commander of the fourth division of South Sudan's army - the SPLA - Maj Gen James Koang Chuol, told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday that disarmament exercise was ordered by governor, Taban Deng Gai, to address the deteriorating security situation in the three counties. Over 22 people were killed in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Soudan du Sud,Soudan

Over 80 Guns Confiscated in Sudanese Disarmament Campaign

30 May 2013

Sudan Tribune (France)

BOR — The commissioner of South Sudan's police in Jonglei state has reported 85 AK47 rifles, 1 PKM machine guns and a number of pistols have been confiscated from civilians in a disarmament clampdown in Bor town on May 29. "We targeted some residential houses in Bor, we searched for guns only but the our security forces had no problems with the people living here", General Majok Adol said. Sources said the disarmament-targeted houses of the individuals who were... (GunPolicy.org)

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Soudan

Sudanese State Passes Firearms Law Requiring Citizens to Register Guns

10 April 2013

Sudan Tribune (France)

RUMBEK — The Lakes state Legislative Assembly on Wednesday passed a Firearm Bill which makes it compulsory to register all firearms and extends more powers to the state and county authorities to disarm any pastoralists who do not comply with the Bill or who are responsible for cattle raiding and other violence. Twenty two lawmakers were absent from the parliament when the new law was passed. According to the assembly clerk, 7 MPs had been given official permission to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Soudan

Sudan Authorities Give Citizens a Week to Register Guns or Face Jail

22 March 2013

Sudan Tribune (France)

Rumbek — Lakes state's caretaker military governor, Maj-Gen Matur Chut Dhuol, has given owners of guns in Rumbek town seven days to register their firearms or face three years in prison. The governor first announced the policy in February shortly after he was appointed, but until Friday he had not announced a deadline for the process. Dhuol's initial call for registration was ignored by the majority of officials carrying arms in Rumbek. Governor Dhuol registered... (GunPolicy.org)

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Soudan,Soudan du Sud

Sudanese Officials Call for Citizens to Disarm Voluntarily

2 March 2013

Sudan Tribune (France)

Bentiu — Local leaders in Unity state called for a new round of voluntarily civilian disarmament at a two-day conference in Bentiu last week to address the issue of violent crime and cattle raiding. The conference, facilitated by the Conflict Mitigation and Stabilization Initiative (CMSI) brought chiefs, executives directors, civil society groups and police officers from Unity state's nine counties together to discuss how to persuade civilians to handover illegal... (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)

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États-Unis,Estonie,Finlande,Colombie,Afrique du Sud,Soudan,Europe de l'Ouest

13 Key Questions and Answers about US Gun Violence

4 February 2013

Atlantic (USA)

How much gun violence is there in the U.S.? There were 8,583 homicides by firearms in 2011, out of 12,664 homicides total, according to the FBI. This means that more than two-thirds of homicides involve a firearm. 6,220 of those homicides by firearm (72%) are known to have involved a handgun. It's worth noting that violent crime rates of all types have been steadily decreasing since the early 1990s. No one is quite sure what is causing this decrease, though there are... (GunPolicy.org)

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