On October, 26, 2020, Timileyin Omilana notes the Africa Faith and Justice Network’s (AFJN) position that “the persistence and the complication of wars in Africa are partially due to small arms proliferation” in the article “How proliferation of small arms is enhancing violence in Nigeria, says report” published in The Guardian Nigeria News. Read the full article here.
The persistence and the complication of wars in Africa are partially due to small arms proliferation. The consequences of small arms on African people due to international conflicts within Africa, rebel group activities, mercenary groups, and armed gang activities have yet to be fully measured. The International Action Network on Small Arms, Saferworld, and Oxfam International put it in perspective when they reported that armed conflict cost Africa $18 billion each year and about US$300 billion between 1990-2005.