oa Focus on Arms in Africa - Editorial
|© Publisher:||Institute for Security Studies (ISS)|
|Journal||Focus on Arms in Africa|
|Publication Date||Dec 2002|
Even before the events of 11 September 2001, African Heads of State recognized "the growing links between terrorism and organized crime, including the illegal traffic of arms, drugs and money-laundering", in the preamble to the OAU Convention on the Prevention and Combating of Terrorism signed in Algiers in 1999. But it took the terror attacks on the United States and declaration of a 'global war on terrorism' to expedite the Convention's entry into force on 6 December 2002.
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