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Silencing the guns

Weapons destruction in the Central African Republic during the September Africa Amnesty Month.
Silencing the guns

#SilencingTheGuns: 7 African countries ramp up efforts to collect illegal firearms

Burkina Faso, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia and Kenya participated in the AU's Africa Amnesty Month in September.
Armed Turkana herdsmen guard their livestock at a watering hole at Oropoyi in Kenya
Silencing the guns

Africa Amnesty Month: A call to surrender illegal guns this September

— Mr. Ivor Richard Fung, Deputy Chief of the Conventional Arms Branch, UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
—Bience Gawanas, Under Secretary-General and Special Adviser on Africa
Silencing the guns

I am optimistic about Africa’s future

—Bience Gawanas, Under Secretary-General and Special Adviser on Africa
Liberian women marching through the streets of Monrovia agitating for peace.
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We must involve women in the peace process

They are the ones sustaining peace and nurturing society
An area that used to be on the edge of Lake Chad. The drying lake has exacerbated suffering for millions.
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Drying Lake Chad Basin gives rise to crisis

Food insecurity, conflicts, terrorism, displacement and climate change effects compound challenges
Ambassador Mamman Nuhu is the Executive Secretary of the Lake Chad Basin Commission
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Address development issues in the Lake Chad Basin

—Ambassador Mamman Nuhu, Lake Chad Basin Commission Executive Secretary
Armed Turkana herdsmen guard their livestock at a watering hole at Oropoyi, in Kenya’s north western district of Turkana. Armed raids and cattle rustling over water and pasture sites are common among communities in parts of Uganda, Kenya, Sudan and Ethiop
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Small arms fueling deadly communal violence

Local communities in search of lasting peace
Ms. Aïssatou Hayatou
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Silencing the Guns campaign kicks off in 2020

— Ms. Aïssatou Hayatou, ‘Silencing the Guns’ operations manager
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