|Rights Group Says Arms Transport Needs Regulation
VOA News - July 19, 2010
|States are failing to control the transport of weapons around the world, says a new report from London-based watchdog Amnesty International. Transport companies registered in China, France, the Russian Federation, Britain and the United States move weapons to countries where they could be used to commit human-rights violations.
|UN Security Council holds small arms flow to Central Africa under microscope
Xinhua - March 20, 2010
|As the most profitable market for arms smugglers, it comes as no surprise that Africa suffers the largest number of causalities from conflict, the United Nations chief of drugs and crime told the Security Council on Friday.
|Russia gets involved in the reform of the Congolese Armed Forces
ACP - January 26, 2010
|Russia has awarded thirty scholarships to the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC), Anatoly Klimenko, the Russian ambassador in Kinshasa, said on Tuesday after meeting with the Minister of National Defense and Veterans Affairs, Charles Muando Nsimba.
|Russia to strengthen ties with DR Congo
Xinhua - April 8, 2009
|Russia favors strengthened relations with the Democratic Republic of Congo, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Tuesday when meeting his Congolese counterpart Alexis Thambwe Mwamba.
|Kampala, Kigali refute Amnesty arms traffic report
IRIN - July 7, 2005
The governments of Rwanda and Uganda have denied a recent report by the human rights NGO Amnesty International that they are involved in trafficking arms to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).