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Press Release: Launch of
27 August 2007

Press Release: Launch of, the newly named and upgraded website replacing, will be launched during the Canadian hosted, `Informal Meeting on Transfer Control Principles for Small Arms and Light Weapons` in Geneva from the 27th-31st August 2007. 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 and funded by the governments of Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.