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Sudan

Update on small arms control programme

Context Arms proliferation is one of the biggest threats to peace and security in Sudan. It is estimated that around 1.5 million small arms are in circulation in the country1, of which only 40% are estimated to…

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IANSA
Posted:
10 Jun 2011
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Kenya

Illicit ammunition fuels violence in Kenya

A new cache of 30,000 bullets was seized by police in Narok, a town on the outskirts of Nairobi (Kenya) on 1 February. The ammunition was found at the premises of a man already facing charges for a separate…

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News and Press Release
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IANSA
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Burundi + 1 more

Great Lakes: Disarming the rebels in the long term?

IANSA members in the Great Lakes region have expressed serious concerns over disarmament initiatives in Burundi and DRC this week. Around 21,000 combatants from the Burundian rebel group the FNL (Forces for National Liberation) are participating in a DDR scheme, after…

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News and Press Release
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IANSA
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Kenya

Kenya: Illicit guns go up in smoke

Illicit firearms were destroyed in a public ceremony in Kenya, Nairobi, on 15 March. Nearly 8000 guns went up in flames last week as part of the fourth national destruction of illicit small arms in Nairobi, Kenya. The public destruction…

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News and Press Release
Source:
IANSA
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Sudan

Sudan: Tougher UN arms embargo

The UN Security Council has extended the existing arms embargo to include the Sudan government (29 March 2005). The Government of Sudan has been accused by observers on the ground of supporting the Janjaweed armed groups in the Darfur…

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News and Press Release
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IANSA
Posted:
21 Mar 2011