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07-08-2018 High-level Mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo
KINSHASA: RECSA Executive Secretary Lt. Gen. Badreldin Elamin Abdelgadir on August 6-7, 2018 led a high-level mission to Kinshasa to hold deliberations with authorities of the Democratic Republic of Congo which is the current chair of the RECSA Council of Ministers and Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). Hon Prof. Henry Mova Sakanyi, the Vice Prime Minister […]
27-07-2018 President Touadéra hosts RECSA Delegation, reaffirms his support for the Nairobi Protocol
BANGUI: His Excellency President Archange Touadéra has reaffirmed his commitment to the implementation of interventions addressing the proliferation of illicit small arms and light weapons in the Central African Republic. Speaking when he received a high-level delegation of the RECSA Secretariat, led by the Executive Secretary Lt. Gen. Badreldin Elamin Abdelgadir on 27 th July […]
08-08-2018 Arms Trade Treaty Sensitization Regional Workshop
On the 20th anniversary of the twin bombings on the US Embassies in Dar es Salaam and Nairobi; RECSA hosted a regional workshop to sensitize government officials on the Arms Trade Treaty and the benefits its implementation will accord to national and global peace and security efforts. The workshop brought together senior government representatives from 6 RECSA Member States: the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The head of the ICRC Nairobi Delegation Mr. Olivier Duboi, the Executive Director of FECCLAHA Mrs. Elizabeth Kisiigha and the Conflict Advisor of COMESA Mr. Raymond Kitevu were in attendance. During his opening remarks RECSA Executive Secretary reiterated the Nairobi Protocol for the Prevention, Control and Reduction of Small Arms and Light Weapons, urges Member States to become Party to other international instruments relating to arms control. Specifically, the Arms Trade Treaty is designed to regulate the transfer of conventional arms; including Small Arms and Light Weapons. The representative of the Kenyan government AIGP Marcus Ocholla, delivered assurances of the government’s commitment to accede to the Arms Trade Treaty; assuring that the process was at an advanced stage. RECSA believes that the full implementation of the Arms Traded Treaty, will reduce the trafficking of illegal small arms and light weapons into and within the RECSA region. This will in turn enhance security and allow our governments and citizens to focus on socio-economic development as well as good governance. Out of 15 RECSA Member States in the Great Lakes Region, the Horn of Africa and Bordering States, only two (2) have ratified the Treaty (Central African Republic and Seychelles) while five (5) others have signed the Treaty (Burundi, Djibouti, Republic of Congo, Rwanda and United Republic of Tanzania). Click here to Download
11/09/2017 – CAPACITY BUILDING: ARMS MARKING TRAINING OF TRAINERS
On 11th to 15th September, experts from the Regional Centre on Small Arms (RECSA) trained selected officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo on the installation, operation and maintenance of the Couth MC 2000 arms marking machine. Twenty Selected Participants from the National Police and National Commission on small arms, of whom 6 were female, […]
30/08/2017 – RECSA AND CISSA SIGN MOU
RECSA has formalized its working partnership with the Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA) with the Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).The MoU signed by the Executive Secretaries Mr. Shimelis Woldesemayat (CISSA) and Mr. Theoneste Mutsindshayaka (RECSA) at the CISSA headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, cements our institutional partnership and sets […]
28/08/2017 – RESEARCH TO ACTION: RECSA HOSTS DISSEMINATION WORKSHOP
On 28th August 2017, RECSA hosted various stakeholders for a dissemination workshop on the findings of three expert studies on the nexus between Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) and Fragility, Poaching and Cattle rustling in the RECSA region. The workshop sought to build synergies for multi-faced approaches towards reducing the illegal accumulation, trafficking and […]

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