oa Arms Control : Africa - The link between natural resources and arms trafficking in Africa
|Article Title||The link between natural resources and arms trafficking in Africa|
|© Publisher:||Institute for Security Studies (ISS)|
|Journal||Arms Control : Africa|
|Publication Date||Aug 2009|
|Pages||12 - 13|
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.
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