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Vol 50 No 12

Published 12th June 2009


Weapons for Darfur

As Colonel Moammar el Gadaffi and his 200-member delegation pitched their tent for a business bonanza in Rome, it emerged that Belgium is to export weapons to Libya that may be used in Darfur. An 11.5 million euro (US$16.1 mn.) deal for 2,000 anti-riot guns and spare parts for FAL automatic rifles from the Fabrique Nationale de Herstal was granted an export licence on 8 June by the Wallonia Region government.

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