Arms Light Weapons And Rebel Insurgency Across Africa: Impact On Neighboring States



Rebel movement across Africa with proliferation of small arms and light weapons has created threats to peace, security, stability and development in the continent. The wide availability, accumulation and illicit flow of such weapons have helped in fuelling conflicts, causing series of havoc, undermined various peace agreements, intensified violence that had led to the death of many, increased refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, these weapons have left perpetual scars on many people.  Thereby hindering the development of social stability, democracy and good governance in many African states. The work provide brief clarification of the key concept and overview of the activities of rebel movements and flow of Small Arms and light weapon into neighboring states in Africa. This work discusses the implications and also recommends that, there should be strong synergy among various government institutions within and outside the Africa continent to minimize the activities of rebel movements and the flow of small arms and light weapons into neighboring states in Africa.

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