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May 24, 2015
Africa balks at UN small arms measure
United Nations, United States (AFP) May 22, 2015
African countries along with China, Russia and Venezuela refused on Friday to back a UN resolution on curbing the spread of small arms, but it was still adopted after much wrangling. Six countries abstained from the vote at the 15-member Security Council, but the resolution still garnered the required nine votes for adoption. Angola, Chad and Nigeria argued that the resolution did not specifically include language barring arms deliveries to "non-state actors", a term opposed by Britain, France a ... read more

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