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Report On Armed Crimes In East Africa Community Countries (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania And Uganda)
Report On Armed Crimes In East Africa Community Countries (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania And Uganda)
By admin In Reports Posts Posted August 16, 2018 0 Comments

At the national level, each country has put mechanisms in place to fight crime.Despite the measures crime and insecurity constitute one of the biggest threats to regional integration and development.According to the U.S. Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), 2015 Crime and Security Report, the U.S. government rates Kenya as critical for crime and terrorism and Uganda as critical for crime and high for terrorism. Crime and terrorism are also cited as concerns in Tanzania. The report describes the overall security situation in Burundi as stable but cites concerns about violent crime and targeted political violence . However the situation in Burundi deteriorated after April 2015 due to political differences regarding the third term for the incumbent President.According to Jones (December, 15th,2015), the political violence has left more than 800 Burundians dead and more than 400,000 as refugees. A report by USAID(2012) observed that conflict and instability trends in East Africa make the region one of the most unstable ones in the world. The report further indicates that significant portions of East Africa remained unsafe due to unending armed conflicts, violent crime, extremism, communal violence and political instability.

This analysis focuses on armed crime rates in the region. Armed crime refers to commission of a felony under the laws of the state by, with, or through the use, assistance, or aid of a dangerous instrument or deadly weapon 5 , in this case a firearm.

Small arms circulation across the borders has been identified as one of the key drivers of armed conflicts in the region.

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1/4 Today RECSA in partnership with MSAG & BICC opened a regional training for LEAs & the military on Physical Security & Stockpile Mgt (PSSM).The course will run from 11-15 Oct & selected best participants will continue with 1 week ToT program to produce future PSSM instructors.

RECSA Executive Secretary's Statement during the #UNSC Meeting addressing the threat posed by the illicit flow of #SALW in the context of Peace Operations.
https://recsasec.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/FINAL-RECSA-ES-UNSC-STATEMENT-A4.pdf

1/2 RECSA ES stated that before deployment of Peace Keepers the UN should be able to know the source of illicit weapons hence the missions should include undertaking interventions aimed at cutting off the source of the illicit Fire Arms.

RECSA ES: Through its Regional approach,RECSA has achieved significant results in Small Arms management and control interventions #UNSC

Happening Now:#UNSC Meeting addressing threat posed by the illicit flow of #SALW in the context of Peace Operations.The RECSA Executive Secretary is giving a briefing on RECSA's mandate

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