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Heavy Gunfire: What's Behind Faure's Show of Force at Akaba

5 June 2021

TogoWeb (Togo)

[Translated content] The President of the Republic, Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, attended last weekend a shooting campaign with heavy weapons on the Akaba (Akébou) firing range. It is often said that great evils require great remedies. And the other one says: "who travels far, spares his mount". These two adages, which have always been true, are a source of determination for our country which is sharpening its weapons to comply with the new military programming law... (

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Togo Conducts Heavy Weapons Firing Campaign

3 June 2021

TogoWeb (Togo)

He who wants peace prepares for war. Faure Gnassingbé seems to have understood this quote from Julius Caesar. After the promulgation of the law on military programming and the acquisition of military equipment in Togo, the Togolese head of state has seen fit to test his weapons. If the information does not appear on any official government website, it is rather abundantly relayed on the web. On one of the photos published by some news sites, we can see the Togolese... (

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Arms Trafficking in Togo and Benin

12 May 2021

TogoWeb (Togo)

[Translated text] Have the Togolese become very active in arms trafficking? After the seizure of 70,000 12-gauge cartridges by the Beninese police, Togo also announced a second seizure of 1,300 cartridges of the same calibre. In both cases, Benin is mentioned as the final destination and the involvement of Togolese. "On 30 April 2021 at around 1am, the patrol team of the Central Police Station of the city of Lomé stopped a suspicious AUDI car with the registration... (

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Weapons and Ammunition Seized in Segbe

19 March 2021

TogoWeb (Togo)

The defence and security forces have been carrying out control operations in certain areas of the city of Lomé and its surroundings for several weeks. The objective is to fight against the growing crime in the country. On Thursday 18 March 2021, these operations were extended to the Segbe district, a locality located in the western suburbs of the capital in the Golfe 7 commune, according to a statement issued by the Minister of Security and Civil Protection, General... (

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Illicit Arms Sales: Togo Receives Help From France to Combat Illicit Trafficking

7 January 2020

TogoWeb (Togo)

[Translated content] Togo, through the National Commission for the Fight against the Proliferation, Circulation and Illicit Trafficking of Small Arms and Light Weapons, has been receiving technical support from France in the area of controlling the illicit arms trade since Monday 6 January 2020. At the end of the meeting, the participants will formulate recommendations to strengthen Togo's legal arsenal in terms of controlling the international arms trade. "This... (

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Togo to Launch Weapons Marking Operation

9 July 2018

TogoWeb (Togo)

[Translated content] The Togolese State through its Ministry of Security and Civil Protection wants to launch a national operation to mark the weapons of the security forces. This initiative, financially supported by Japan, is part of the fight against the trafficking of small arms and light weapons in order to guarantee the security of the population. In case of theft or loss, these weapons will be more easily found, according to General Yark Damehane, Minister of... (

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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... (

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Togo,Afrique occidentale

Training Seminar in West Africa to Prevent Arms Trafficking [FR]

19 December 2013

Ici Lome

[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... (

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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


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... (

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Burkina Faso,Ghana,Togo

Ghana, Togo, Burkina Faso Re-Commit to Fighting Gun Trafficking, Crime

13 November 2012

Africa Report

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... (

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Ghana Customs Intercepted 50 Pump Action Guns Smuggled from Togo

23 May 2012

Ghanaian Chronicle

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... (

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Côte d'Ivoire,Mali,Togo,Afrique occidentale,Ghana,Kenya

Ghana National Security Receives Firearm Marking Machines

7 March 2012

Ghana News Agency

The Regional Centre for Small Arms and Light Weapons (RECSA) based in Kenya, on Wednesday presented two weapon marking machines to Ghana in efforts to eliminate the illicit trade and proliferation of small arms and weapons. The donation was made during a three-day training programme for security personnel on weapons marking and record-keeping in Accra and organised in collaboration with the National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons (NACSA) and Ministry of the... (

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Togo,Afrique occidentale

West African States Agree on Gun Law Harmonization Guide [Fr]

24 June 2011

Republic of Togo, Media release

[Translated summary: Government experts from ECOWAS Member countries came to an agreement last Thursday on the "Harmonization Guide of National Legislations on Small Arms and Light Weapons in West Africa" (SALW)]. Les Experts gouvernementaux des pays membres de la Cédéao sont parvenus jeudi à Lomé à se mettre d'accord sur un «Guide d'harmonisation des législations nationales sur les armes légères et de petit calibre en Afrique de l'Ouest (ALPC) ». La... (

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Togo,Côte d'Ivoire

Togo President Asks Ivorian Refugees to Surrender all Firearms [Fr]

27 May 2011

Republic of Togo, Media release

[Translated summary: The president, of the National Commission to Combat the Proliferation, Illicit Circulation of and Traffic in Small Arms and Light Weapons, has invited Ivorian refugees, present in Togo, to surrender all firearms in their possession.] Le colonel Ali Nadjombé, président de la Commission nationale de lutte contre la prolifération des armes légères, a invité jeudi les réfugiés ivoiriens présents au Togo à remettre toutes les armes qui... (

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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... (

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