The illicit circulation of small arms and light weapons and their ammunition in Burkina Faso

This report presents the findings of our research on illicit circulation of small arms and light weapons and their ammunition in Burkina Faso.

It combines a review of existing legislative frameworks governing arms and ammunition in Burkina Faso with an analysis of seized weapons and ammunition across the country between 2017 and 2021. We also provide recommendations for authorities and law enforcement to curb diversion and illicit arm flows.

This report is a part of a series of publications under the Africa-China-EU project, funded by the European Union.

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