Efforts of Proliferation of Small Arms in Sub-Sahara Africa
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Proliferation of small arms and light weapons SALW has had and continues to have devastating consequences in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lake Regions. Belligerents in the conflict areas for example Somali Sudan and parts of northern Uganda use the small arms and light weapons as the primary tools of violence causing deaths and injuring thousands of people among them innocent civilians. In Sub-Saharan African countries experiencing violent conflicts, the availability of SALW escalates insecurity and duration of violence. The impact of insecurity and other problems attributed to SALW are also manifested in the neighboring peaceful countries within the region. Proliferation of SALW impact negatively on the economic development of the Sub-Saharan African and the Lake Region countries as high levels of insecurity continue to deter economic development sustenance initiatives and cause increased military spending, which divert state resources from critical areas. In my SRP, I intend to highlight and analyze the issue of proliferation of SALW and its effects in the Horn of Africa and the Lake Region and make recommendations to address this problem.
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