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Violent deaths due to small arms show small decrease

Independent research organisation Surveys Security Assessment bemoans the lack of official data available from northern African countries and those in the G5 Sahel making...

Americans own nearly half world’s guns in civilian hands

Americans make up 4 percent of the world's population but owned about 46 percent of the estimated 857 million weapons in civilian...

Peacekeepers lose large numbers of small arms and ammunition – report

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

UN-backed report finds increase in international small arms transfers

Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands are the most transparent top and major small arms exporters, a new report backed by...

Weapons trafficking and poaching

A senior researcher at the Small Arms Survey, Khristopher Carlson, told a UN meeting the systematic tracing of ammunition found at particularly,...

Weapons, ammunition regularly taken from Sudan, South Sudan peacekeepers

The nine year period from 2005 to 2014 saw peacekeepers, including those from South Africa, in Sudan and South Sudan attacked more...

Small Arms Survey: Armed groups in Libya: Typology and roles

Eight months after the death of Col. Muammar Qaddafi, security in Libya is contested by an increasingly complex set of state and...


SANDF missing the communication target

Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...