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Welcome to ArmsnetAfrica!

ArmsNetAfrica is a web portal that presents a variety of resources, documents, events and links on armed violence (and its reduction), arms proliferation, arms control and disarmament in Africa. ArmsNetAfrica is intended to be a reference tool for policy makers, researchers, journalists and civil society activists working on these issues. It is hosted by the Arms Management Programme (AMP) of the Institute for Security Studies. AMP welcomes contributions and partners wishing to play a role in the development of the site.

Search for information on arms proliferation, control and disarmament!


Search the database of weapons found in Africa with identification marks and characteristics including ammunition.

NEW! Cluster Munition Monitor 2011

Cluster Munition Monitor covers cluster munition ban policy, use, production, trade, and stockpiling for every country in the world, and also includes information on cluster munition contamination, casualties, clearance, and victim assistance.

The report focuses on calendar year 2010, with information included up to August 2011 when possible.

Progress on Securing Africa's Nuclear Resources: An Experts' Workshop, Institute for Security Studies (By invitation only)

Event Date: 
Wed, 08/02/2012 - 12:00am - Thu, 09/02/2012 - 12:00am

Convention on Cluster Munitions (informal) intersessional meetings: Geneva

Event Date: 
Mon, 27/06/2011 - 12:00am - Thu, 30/06/2011 - 12:00am

The 23rd United Nations Conference on Disarmament Issues: Matsumoto, Japan

Event Date: 
Wed, 27/07/2011 - 12:00am - Fri, 29/07/2011 - 12:00am

Mine Ban Treaty intersessional meetings: Geneva

Event Date: 
Mon, 20/06/2011 - 12:00am - Fri, 24/06/2011 - 12:00am

Conference on Disarmament, Part Two: Geneva

Event Date: 
Mon, 16/05/2011 - 12:00am - Sat, 30/07/2011 - 12:00am

Arms Trade Treaty 3rd preparatory meeting: New York

This is a test event

Event Date: 
Mon, 11/07/2011 - 12:00am - Fri, 15/07/2011 - 12:00am

Arms Trade Treaty 3rd PrepCom 11-15 July 2011