Nouvelles sur les armes à feu
Training Seminar in West Africa to Prevent Arms Trafficking [FR]
19 December 2013
[Translated summary: The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping and Training Centre and the Togolese Government held a training seminar in December 2013 on firearms and ammunition. The aim is to prevent the uncontrolled trafficking and circulation of weapons amongst criminals and terrorists in West Africa, with an estimated 100 million small arms in Africa.]
Togo - Le Centre International kofi ANNAN en collaboration avec le gouvernement togolais organise du 17 au 18... (GunPolicy.org)
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Growing Number of Personalised Firearms to Boost Safety Available
30 November 2013
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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Ghana, Togo, Burkina Faso Re-Commit to Fighting Gun Trafficking, Crime
13 November 2012
Security forces from Ghana, Burkina Faso and Togo have renewed their commitment towards developing new strategies for trans-border cooperation in the area of security, free movement of goods and people, child trafficking, drug smuggling and proliferation of small arms.
At a just ended two-day meeting at Kombissiri, Burkina Faso, they called on their governments to strengthen closer ties in dealing with trans-border crime, which over the years has negatively affected... (GunPolicy.org)
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Ghana Customs Intercepted 50 Pump Action Guns Smuggled from Togo
23 May 2012
The Customs officer in-charge of the last check point at the Aflao border has intercepted arms together with an unspecified amount of foreign cash at the border post.
Mr. Dan Molley, who narrated the incident, said at about 9:48 p.m. on May 18, 2012, a Daf vehicle with registration number XV163/FSP, pulled out from the Togolese side of the border heading to Aflao with bolt and nuts fixed all over it, an observation that raised the suspicions of the security... (GunPolicy.org)
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Togo,Angola,Afrique du Sud
"Guns and Football Do Not Go Together"
11 January 2010
Times Live (South Africa)
Head of the 2010 local organising committee (LOC) Danny Jordaan described as "stupid" people who questioned South Africa's security measures for the World Cup after Friday's attack on the Togolese soccer team.
"It doesn't make sense. If a bomb went off in Spain, do you think I should call England to ask about what the impact is on the Olympics England is organising? I think if something happens in France, you'll know it happened in France, not elsewhere," the LOC head... (GunPolicy.org)
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