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ISS: Cameroon alone can’t stop illicit arms flooding into the country

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In the face of a separatist conflict and violent extremism, Cameroon must secure help from neighbouring Nigeria and Chad. The proliferation of illegal arms in...

SIPRI warns arms for Mozambique will not necessarily end insurgency

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As the Southern African Development Community (SADC) mulls options with regard to military intervention in Mozambique, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) maintains...

Biden administration approved $735 million arms sale to Israel – sources

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President Joe Biden's administration approved the potential sale of $735 million in precision-guided weapons to Israel, and congressional sources said on Monday that US...

Turkey urged not to send arms to Somali police unit

Somalia’s opposition has written to Turkey urging it not to send a planned shipment of weapons to a special police unit they fear incumbent...

Trump administration considers ending Congress’ review of arms sales – sources

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President Donald Trump’s administration is considering ending a long-standing system for congressional review of foreign weapons sales, congressional aides said on Thursday, a plan...

Trump aims to sidestep another arms pact to sell more US...

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The Trump administration plans to reinterpret a Cold War-era arms agreement between 34 nations with the goal of allowing US defense contractors to sell...

UN pushing to halt embargo violations in Libya

The UN envoy for Libya hopes an international conference next month will produce a Security Council resolution committing foreign powers to stopping an escalating...

China’s arms exports on the rise

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Beijing continues to build its stature as a global arms exporter, according to the Pentagon’s annual report to Congress on the military and security...

Uganda helped South Sudan breach EU arms embargo – claim

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Uganda helped funnel European arms and ammunition to South Sudan at the height of its civil war, circumventing a European Union arms...

US arms exports up

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US arms sales to foreign governments rose 13% to $192.3 billion (£147.2 billion) in the year ending September 30, the State Department...

U.S. arms makers praise new U.S. weapons export policy

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U.S. arms makers attending the Farnborough Airshow in Britain on Monday lauded the U.S. government's push to sell more weapons overseas and...

UN imposes arms embargo on South Sudan

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The United Nations Security Council imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan, almost five years after civil war broke out in the...

Western Balkan countries arms exports

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Western Balkan countries led by Serbia exported over 500 million euros worth of weapons, ammunition and equipment in 2016, with Saudi Arabia...

Despite criticism at home, French arms sales double in the Middle...

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France's weapons sales to the Middle East doubled in 2017, a government report showed, as President Emmanuel Macron defied pressure from lawmakers...

Israel looks to supply more arms to Africa

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The Israeli ministry of defence has prepared a new plan to increase the export of military hardware to Africa starting this year. "Some...

UN Disarmament Commission debates arms race in outer space

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Despite a deteriorating security situation there are signs of progress in the field of disarmament, including the intention of the Democratic People's...

US arms exports grow significantly with Asia and the Middle East...

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Continuing an upward trend that began in the early 2000s, the volume of international transfers of major weapons in 2013/17 was 10%...

Zuma to face corruption charges

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Former South African president Jacob Zuma is to face corruption charges over a $2.5 billion arms deal, prosecutors said, as a years-old...

Protests against US arms embargo in South Sudan

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Hundreds of protesters massed outside the US embassy and UN headquarters in South Sudan's capital chanting slogans against an arms embargo imposed...

Russia considering lifting Libyan arms embargo – diplomat

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Russia will consider easing an arms embargo on Libya Interfax news agency cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov as saying. Libyan Prime...

Libyan PM hoping for partial lifting of arms embargo

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Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj said he was hopeful a UN-imposed arms embargo would be partially lifted against some branches of the...

Peacekeepers lose large numbers of small arms and ammunition – report

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Peacekeepers internationally as well as in Africa where the majority of the United Nations' peacekeeping missions are have a major problem with...

Ivory Coast parliamentary aide arrested

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Ivory Coast authorities arrested a senior aide to parliament speaker Guillaume Soro, a prosecutor said, accusing him of possessing and distributing weapons...

Small arms valued at $6 billion traded internationally

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According to the Small Arms Trade Barometer's last survey the international trade in small arms in worth "at least $ 6 billion"...

UN assisting Ivory Coast arms cache investigation

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A United Nations expert mission is assisting Ivory Coast authorities investigating an arms cache discovered last month in the home of an...

Aides of Ivory Coast parliament speak questioned about arms cache

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Authorities in Ivory Coast questioned two senior military officers close to parliamentary speaker Guillaume Soro, one of his spokesmen said, after an...

UNavFor Med seizes arms from Libyan registered vessel

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This month has seen what is believed to be the first arms seizure from a vessel in international waters of the Mediterranean...

South Sudan government to blame for famine, still buying arms –...

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South Sudan's government is mainly to blame for famine in parts of the war-torn country, yet President Salva Kiir is still boosting...

Possible US/Nigeria arms deal

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari discussed a possible new arms deal with US President Donald Trump by telephone on Monday to help the...

Indonesia to probe arms smuggling claims against Sudan peacekeepers

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Indonesia will on Wednesday send a team to Sudan to investigate allegations its peacekeepers stationed there with the United Nations tried to...

Arms embargoes are vital to Africa’s peace and security

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In 2013, African Union (AU) leaders committed to a future where the continent is free from the scourge of conflict; pledging to...

US still dominant in global arms sales, sales in Western Europe...

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Sales of arms and military services by the largest arms-producing and military services companies - the SIPRI Top 100 - totalled $370.7...

US battling for votes to secure South Sudan arms embargo

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The United States is struggling to secure the minimum number of votes needed for the United Nations Security Council to impose an...

Ethnic Malian militia says it will lay down arms

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A militia in central Mali representing ethnic Peuhls said it would lay down its arms in a boost for government attempts to...

US proposes UN arms embargo on South Sudan

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The United States circulated on Thursday to the 15-member United Nations Security Council a draft resolution to impose an arms embargo on...

Arms caches found near Libya/Tunisia border

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Tunisian forces captured three large arms caches near the border with Libya over the weekend, including Kalashnikov rifles, rockets and landmines, the...

Russia: no South Sudan arms embargo needed after UN chief’s report

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Russia said on Tuesday an arms embargo should not be placed on South Sudan despite UN chief Ban Ki-moon reporting the government...

South Sudan buying arms as economy collapses – UN panel

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South Sudanese government forces have acquired two jet fighters and truckloads of small arms ammunition and were seeking to manufacture bullets, while...

Naval Base Simon’s Town theft has court sequel

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Two 18-year-olds and a 21-year-old appeared briefly in the Simon's Town Magistrate's Court on Monday in connection with the theft of arms...

Russia willing to consider UN arms embargo on South Sudan

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UN Security Council veto power Russia said on Tuesday it was willing to consider imposing an arms embargo on South Sudan and...

Mali says Islamist militant arms supplier arrested

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Mali's security forces said they arrested a senior member of Islamist militant group Ansar Dine who trafficked weapons for attacks in Mali...

Kenya raids ship suspected of carrying drugs, arms

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Kenyan police raided a ship docked in the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa on Friday, on suspicion that it carried drugs and...

Obama ends freeze on U.S. military aid to Egypt

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The United States announced on Tuesday it was lifting its hold on the supply of military equipment to Egypt, which was frozen...

Recent Nigerian military acquisitions

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Nigeria's military is acquiring new and second-hand hardware for all three branches of service as it battles Boko Haram insurgents on land...

More details on South African arms exports for 2014

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More details have emerged regarding the export of South African military hardware last year, which amounted to almost R3 billion and included...

African arms imports increased 45 per cent over last decade –...

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African arms imports increased by 45 per cent between the periods 2005–2009 to 2010–14, with Algeria importing the most during this period,...

SA arms exports stagnant at R3 billion in 2014

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South Africa's arms exports remained stagnant with R2.98 billion in exports authorised in 2014 compared to R3.2 billion the year before and...

Top 100 arms companies saw sales fall in 2013 – SIPRI

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The 100 largest arms companies saw sales dip 2% in 2013 to $402 billion, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute...

NCACC 2014 third quarter report

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The National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC), in its third quarter report for 2014, has released details of South African arms imports...

European countries were major arms suppliers to Africa in 2013

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European countries, especially those in the East, supplied a significant amount of military hardware to Africa last year, such as T-72 tanks,...

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