Navigational Tools: What We Learned from Mapping Illicit Small Arms Flows in Africa

Einas Mohammed, Emilia Dungel, and Nicolas Florquin

'A woman and a child carrying a bag of onions crossed into the Central African Republic (CAR) from Cameroon on 27 April, 2014. Inside the bag, buried among the onions, was a box of shotgun ammunition intended for anti-Balaka militia — groups of vigilante units known to have committed a number of atrocities, including carrying out attacks on UN peacekeepers. CAR customs officials along with the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA) seized and documented the ammunition...'

Keywords: Illicit trafficking African Union Silencing the Guns