The Conflict Awareness Project (CAP) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to investigating, documenting, and bringing to justice major arms traffickers, war profiteering networks, and transnational criminal operations that fuel war and conflict around the world.
Soldiers patrolling Monrovia, Liberia during the civil war in 2003. Photo: AP By Will Fitzgibbon and Martha M. Hamilton February 10, 2015, 6:00 am “HSBC Private Bank, operating out of famously neutral Switzerland, was a financial conduit for business operators and criminals who fueled and financed some of Africa’s bloodiest wars and most corrupt arms deals. […]
Posted: February 9, 2015 2:00 am | Updated: February 9, 2015 12:40 pm By: Will Fitzgibbon & Martha M Hamilton “HSBC Private Bank (Swiss) has long been a “financial conduit for business operators and criminals who fuelled and financed some of Africa’s bloodiest wars and most corrupt arms deals.” “‘These kinds of dealers or brokers use the cover of legitim […]
Caught between bloody civil wars and a lust for money, Africa’s elephants struggle to survive a seemingly insatiable worldwide demand for their ivory, now the third biggest source of conflict dollars behind small arms and drugs. Who will fight Al-Shabaab, Janjaweed, Al-Qaeda, the Lord’s Resistance Army, and the international cartels? Meet the outgunned, inex […]
Military-class arms are illegal in France, but experts see influx from conflict zones, countries with looser regulations January 9, 2015 3:10PM ET by Colette Davidson PARIS — The AK-47s and rocket launcher apparently used in this week’s attacks in France have raised the question of how such weapons are getting into a country with strict gun laws — and where […]
by William Suberg @ 2015-01-12 08:10 PM The Charlie Hebdo terror and other Paris attacks renew concerns about the ease with which terrorist cells in Europe can get illegal arms. Media outlets have even started to speculate that some of the arms could have been bought with Bitcoin – but reality renders such speculation groundless. The weapons wielded by gunme […]
Federal Minister Sebastian Kurz complimented Ambassador Alexander Kmentt, the director of the department for disarmament issues in the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, to having made the poll as ’2014 Arms Control Person of the Year ‘. “During the Vienna International Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, we w […]