East Africa Action Network on Small Arms (EAANSA)

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A total of 300,000 small arms have been smuggled into Uganda and other East African Community countries over the last 10 years, according to the East Africa Action Network on Small Arms (EAANSA). In a recent press conference, they called on governments of the East African Community to support a strong ATT which is legally binding and includes criteria that can help prevent arms transfers where there is a substantial risk that they will be used to violate international human rights, humanitarian law or undermine development.

The East African Action Network on Small Arms (EAANSA) is monitoring media for the latest news and stories relating to the small arms issue in the region.

The Coalition for Peace in Africa (COPA), a member of the Kenya Action Network on Small Arms (KANSA), is inviting people to share their views online on what needs to be done to tackle the proliferation of small arms in East Africa.

IANSA is now preparing for the UN Programme of Action Open Ended Meeting of Governmental Experts (MGE), which will take place on 9-13 May 2011 at the UN Headquarters in New York.

26 people were killed, and over 300 injured by explosions in the Gombo la Mboto military camp in Dar es Salaam , Tanzania on 17 February.

The Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS) is arming a vigilante group in response to attacks from Lord's Resistance Army rebels.