Africa to Unite Against Illegal Possession of Light Weapon

A two-day East African conference on illegal Small Arms and Light Weapons in Rwanda highlighted the need for African countries to cooperate in the fight against illegal fire arms trade.

Arms and ammunition.

  • Angola:  Population Hands Over 14 Weapons in Namibe

    Angola Press Agency, 30 April 2012

    At least 14 fire-arms illegally owned by the population were voluntarily handed over to Police in south-west Namibe province in the first quarter of this year, Angop has learnt. read more »

  • Ghana:  Controlling Small Arms and Ammunition (opinion)

    Ghanaian Chronicle, 26 April 2012

    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 ... read more »

  • East Africa:  Weapons Pass Through Nation - EALA

    The Star, 25 April 2012

    Kenya is a major transit point for illegal weapons destined to war torn countries in sub-Saharan Africa, the East Africa Legislative Assembly has said. EALA speaker Abdirahin Abdi ... read more »

  • Ghana:  Police to Conduct Random Search

    Ghanaian Chronicle, 25 April 2012

    The Head of Small Arms Division at the Police Headquarters in Accra, Chief Superintendent Aboagye Yeboah, has hinted The Chronicle that his outfit would soon embark on an exercise ... read more »

  • Gambia:  Media Sensitized On Small Arms, Light Weapons Control

    FOROYAA Newspaper, 24 April 2012

    A three-day sensitization and capacity building workshop for journalists in Ghana, opens on Thursday, 19th April 2012 at Sogakope near the country's border with Togo, as part of ... read more »

  • Africa:  Armed Conflicts Cost Continent $18 Billion Annually

    Daily Trust, 23 April 2012

    About $18 billion (N2.7 trillion) is being expended annually on armed conflicts in Africa, Executive Secretary of the National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALWs) ... read more »

  • East Africa:  Region Protocol to Strengthen Defence Ties

    The New Times, 4 May 2012

    The recently signed East African Community (EAC) protocol on defence co-operation by the bloc's Heads of State, will cement the defence pact in the region, a top official in the ... read more »

  • West Africa:  Journalists Challenged On Small Arms, Light Weapons Proliferation in West Africa (SPONSOR WIRE)

    Economic Community of West African States, 18 April 2012

    A three-day sensitization and capacity building workshop for journalists on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALWs) control opened on Thursday, 19th April 2012 at Ghana's border town ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Country-Burundi Illegal Routes to Be Closed

    News of Rwanda, 19 April 2012

    Bugesera district administration has pointed out that illegal routes at Rwanda-Burundi border have been closed. read more »

  • West Africa:  Media Sensitization Workshop On Small Arms, Light Weapons Control Holds in Ghana (SPONSOR WIRE)

    Economic Community of West African States, 18 April 2012

    A three-day sensitization and capacity building workshop for journalists in Ghana, opens on Thursday, 19th April 2012 at Sogakope near the country's border with Togo, as part of ... read more »

  • Africa:  Africa's Lord of War (analysis)

    African Arguments, 10 April 2012

    The Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, known widely as 'the merchant of death', was sentenced to 25 years in jail by a New York judge on 5th April. In addition, Bout will have to ... read more »

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