Arms Control : Africa - Volume 2, Issue 2, 2009
Volume 2, Issue 2, 2009
Source: Arms Control : Africa 2, pp 6 –7 (2009)More Less
In Africa, only a small number of African governments have developed ammunition storage and transportation standards, while inter-governmental organisations are yet to comprehensively implement such standards. The lack of such standards has resulted in an unacceptably high number of ammunition depot explosions in Africa.
Recent explosions in Tanzania and Mozambique underscore the impact of inadequate ammunition stockpile managementSource: Arms Control : Africa 2, pp 7 –8 (2009)More Less
On 29 April 2009 there was a massive explosion at a government armoury on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The armoury, which is situated close to a military facility, and a mere 14 kilometres away from the city centre, was said to contain a significant amount of ordinance, including mines and artillery shells.
Source: Arms Control : Africa 2, pp 9 –10 (2009)More Less
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Evidence from across Africa indicates that historically, revenue from natural resources has been used by both governments and rebel groups to purchase arms. In Angola, the intermittent civil war that was fought from the late-1980s to the early 2000s was financed through oil and diamonds.
Source: Arms Control : Africa 2 (2009)More Less