Arms Control : Africa - Volume 2, Issue 4, 2010
Volume 2, Issue 4, 2010
Source: Arms Control : Africa 2 (2010)More Less
Welcome to the fourth issue of the second volume of Arms Control: Africa, which is published by the Arms Management Programme (AMP) of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS). The aim of Arms Control: Africa is to provide relevant information and analysis on arms control developments that are either taking place in Africa, or have the potential to have a significant impact on the continent.
This issue focuses on recent arms control developments undertaken by African states, as well as Africa's participation in international arms control and disarmament agreements. It has a particular focus on Southern Africa, given that the region has been in the spotlight over the last few months with the upcoming FIFA World Cup taking place in South Africa in June / July this year.
Author Dominique DyeSource: Arms Control : Africa 2, pp 3 –4 (2010)More Less
Southern African governments have made considerable efforts to strengthen firearms controls in line with provisions stipulated in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Protocol on the Control of Firearms, Ammunition and Other Related Materials (SADC Firearms Control Protocol) (of 2001).
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During March 2010, Norway and Mozambique signed a political memorandum of understanding regarding the implementation of the Mozambique National Mine Action plan 2008-2014. The Anti-Personnel Mines Ban Convection requires mine-affected states to clear mined territories under their jurisdiction within a 10-year period of becoming a party to the convection.
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A reflection on armed violence and development highlights the intricate relationship between poverty and development, especially in the context of Sub-Saharan Africa. Scholars continue to debate whether the reduction of poverty through directing aid from high-income to low-income countries is a solution to poverty.
Author Lauren TraceySource: Arms Control : Africa 2, pp 5 –6 (2010)More Less
With the Fifa Soccer World Cup set to take place from 11 June to 11 July 2010, the spotlight is on South Africa to provide visitors with the unforgettable experience of Ubuntu hospitality and friendliness for which South Africans are known. For many potential visitors, however, the country's prevalent crime levels could be a deterring factor.
Author Kirsten Van HoutenSource: Arms Control : Africa 2, pp 8 –9 (2010)More Less
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African states have claimed ownership of the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM). Nearly a third of the continent's countries are affected by cluster munitions, including Chad, Angola, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Eritrea, the Democratic Republic of Congo (ORC) and Uganda.
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After many years of a vacuum in Central Africa, the 11 member states of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa (UNSAC) have unanimously adopted the long-awaited Central African Convention on the control of small arms and light weapons, their ammunition, parts and components that can be used for their manufacture, repair or assembly.