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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Taya Weiss is a Johannesburg-based consultant. She has conducted and
written about small arms, conflict an related issues for the Institute for
Security Studies, most recently in Sierra Leone and Liberia.
The publication of this monograph is made possible through the generousity
of the governments of Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden
and Switzerland, who support the work of the ISS Arms Management
Programme. Their continued interest in assisting us in our work is gratefully
Thank you to all of the individuals and organisations that facilitated both
my desk research and fieldwork in West ..