oa Arms Control : Africa - Implementing the ECOWAS convention on small arms and light weapons : challenges and prospects

Volume 1, Issue 4
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The West African sub-region has in the past two decades been enmeshed in recurrent incidences of armed conflicts and criminal anarchy. Some notable incidences of violent conflicts range from the networked wars in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Cote d'Ivoire, Chad and Guinea Bissau to the epidemics of militant nationalism, political violence and criminal banditry that cut across the various countries in the subregion.

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