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Protecting military weapons key to defeating extremists

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When the Islamist extremist group Ansar al-Sunna began spreading terror in the Cabo Delgado province of northern Mozambique in 2017, its fighters brandished machetes....

US Navy seizes illicit weapons from two dhows off Somalia

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The US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S Churchill (DDG 81) has seized illicit shipments of weapons and weapons components from two stateless dhows...

Dozens of military weapons lost or stolen over last three years

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Fifty-seven R4 and R5 assault rifles, standard issue for South African soldiers, were either stolen or lost in a 32 month period, according to...

Thousands of weapons destroyed in PE

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Thousands of dangerous weapons have been destroyed at a smelter in the Nelson Mandela Bay District. Eastern Cape MEC for Transport, Safety and Liaison, Weziwe...

Weapons and explosives seized in Sudan

Sudanese forces seized explosive belts, guns including rifles fitted with silencers, remote detonation devices used and satellite telephones during a raid on a property...

Theft and loss of SANDF weapons and ammunition worrying

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Theft and loss of weapons in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) over the past three years totals 58 and worryingly includes assault rifles...

Consolidate or become obsolete, German official tells European arms makers

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European weapons makers to consolidate, the German government's armaments director said on Wednesday, and warned that failing to reduce the continent's fragmented...

US Navy seizes 2 521 AK-47s in Gulf of Aden

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The guided missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham seized an illicit weapons shipment containing 2 521 AK-47 rifles on 28 August in the...

U.S. Navy seizes hundreds of weapons from boat in Gulf of...

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The U.S. Navy seized hundreds of small arms, including AK-47s, from an unflagged boat in the Gulf of Aden, a U.S. defence...

Arms influx fuelling CAR violence – UN

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Deliveries of Russian weapons to Central African Republic's security forces this year pushed rebel groups to bolster own stockpiles as they consolidate...

SARS denies weapons on board flight to Cuba

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The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has refuted media reports that customs officials discovered R4 and R5 rifles, 7.62mm light machine guns...

Stolen Somali weapons for sale on open market

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At least 600 weapons stolen from a former United Arab Emirates-run training centre in Mogadishu are for sale in the city, weapons...

US welcomes Libya’s destruction of chemical weapons stockpile

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The White House congratulated Libya for destroying its remaining chemical weapons stockpile and called on Syria to eliminate its chemical weapons programme....

ISS: Are West Africa’s gunsmiths making violence cheap?

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The trafficking and illicit circulation of small arms and light weapons are often discussed in the context of fuelling instability and insecurity...

Over 2 000 weapons stolen from SA Police armouries

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More than 500 firearms a year have been stolen from SA Police Service armouries over the last four years. This means two thousand...

Somalia’s Puntland region captures weapons-laden boat from Yemen

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Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland seized a boat loaded with weapons from Yemen in Saturday's early hours, the regional maritime police chief...

Police arrest suspect in connection with 9 SAI weapons theft

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It took just short of a week for the combined skills of the SA Police Service and the Directorate for Priority Crime...

SA police find weapons stash in basement

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South African police discovered weapons and explosives including a suicide bomb vest stashed in the basement of a Johannesburg building on Monday....

SA hoping to sell weapons to Iran

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South Africa is hoping to sell some R1.5 billion worth of weapons to Iran, including Umkhonto surface-to-air missiles. This is according to an...

One accused of theft of arms and ammunition from Naval Base...

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The theft of arms and ammunition from Naval Base Simon's Town last July has had a court sequel with one of three...

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