Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Arms trafficking in the Great Lakes region
The Brussels-based thinktank, Groupe de Recherche et d'Information sur la Paix, or GRIP, published a study I did in late 2004 on armed violence against women in Burundi. GRIP does a lot of interesting work on the Great Lakes region in general, including an excellent study by Charles Nasibu Bilali (recently liberated from prison in Burundi) on regional arms trafficking and the Mai-Mai popular defense forces operating in the DRC since the 1960s. For these and other reports, look under 'publications' on the GRIP site.