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  • COMMUNIQUE ON THE VISIT OF THE RECSA EXECUTIVE SECRETARY TO RWANDA
COMMUNIQUE ON THE VISIT OF THE RECSA EXECUTIVE SECRETARY TO RWANDA
KIGALI, 10 October 2018: The RECSA Executive Secretary Lt. Gen. Badreldin Elamin Abdelgadir has concluded a two-day visit to Rwanda. During the visit, Lt. Gen. Abdelgadir held high-level consultations with the Minister of Justice Hon. Johnstone Busingye and the Inspector General of Police Emmanuel Gasana on national and regional efforts to control the proliferation of […]
RWANDA REITERATES COMMITMENT TO CONTROL ARMS PROLIFERATION
KIGALI: The Minister for Justice Johnston Busingye has reiterated Rwanda’s commitment to the Arms Trade Treaty as part of the country’s contribution towards curbing illegal arms dealing which has continually undermined peace and security in Africa. Speaking at the opening of the sensitization workshop for government officials on the Arms Trade Treaty, Hon. Busingye assured […]
  • RWANDA REITERATES COMMITMENT TO CONTROL ARMS PROLIFERATION
RWANDA REITERATES COMMITMENT TO CONTROL ARMS PROLIFERATION
KIGALI: The Minister for Justice Johnston Busingye has reiterated Rwanda’s commitment to the Arms Trade Treaty as part of the country’s contribution towards curbing illegal arms dealing which has continually undermined peace and security in Africa. Speaking at the opening of the sensitization workshop for government officials on the Arms Trade Treaty, Hon. Busingye assured […]
31-05-2018 RECSA’s New Executive Secretary Takes Office
NAIROBI: Lt. Gen. Badrelidin Elamin Abdelgadir officially took office as the third Executive Secretary of the Regional Centre of Small Arms (RECSA) during a handover ceremony held on 31 st of May 2018 at the Hilton Hotel in Nairobi. He takes over from Mr. Théoneste Mutsindashyaka who diligently steered RECSA as Executive Secretary from 2013 […]
24-04-2018 RECSA Briefs The African Union Peace &security Council On Salw Interventions
ADDIS ABABA: The Regional Centre on Small Arms on the 24 th of May 2018 briefed the 776 th meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) on best practices in; “Countering the illicit Flows and Financing of arms in Africa and Sources of Conflicts and Impediments to Silencing the guns in Africa.” […]
10-07-2018 RECSA receives the Africa peace award of URI-Africa
The United Religions Initiative (URI)-Africa has presented its Prestigious Africa Peace Award to RECSA in appreciation, acknowledgement and recognition of the work of RECSA as intergovernmental organization in coordinating the implementation of the action against Small Arms and Light Weapons proliferation in the great lakes region, horn of Africa and bordering states. The award is […]
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, […]

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