oa Arms Control : Africa - East Africa : making a mark
|Article Title||East Africa : making a mark|
|© Publisher:||Institute for Security Studies (ISS)|
|Journal||Arms Control : Africa|
|Publication Date||Jul 2008|
|Pages||7 - 8|
One of the major impediments to controlling the illicit proliferation of small arms and light weapons (SALW) is the difficulty in tracing their origin and movement within and across states. Developing effective mechanisms for marking and tracing these weapons can assist in curbing their proliferation by identifying sources, trade patterns, and points where weapons have been diverged from legal sources to illicit markets.
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