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11 Oct 2007 description


For the first time, IANSA, Oxfam, and Safeworld have estimated the economic cost of armed conflict to Africa's development. Around $300bn since 1990 has been lost by Algeria, Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan and Uganda.

This sum is equivalent to international aid from major donors in the same period.

18 May 2005 description

The UN Security Council has extended the existing arms embargo to include the Sudan government (29 March 2005). The Government of Sudan has been accused by observers on the ground of supporting the Janjaweed armed groups in the Darfur region. Human Rights Watch, a US-based IANSA member, recently recorded a video interview with an alleged leader of the Janjaweed admitting the support received from the government.

Amnesty International (an IANSA member) published a detailed report in 2004 - Sudan: arming the perpetrators of grave abuses in Darfur describing the arms flows to Sudan.