Civilian Disarmament in South Sudan
A Legacy of Struggle
This report reviews civilian possession of small arms and light weapons (SALW) in South Sudan and processes to control this possession, including civilian disarmament. It begins with an overview of the history of South Sudan, followed by an analysis of the factors that have contributed to SALW proliferation and ultimately a ‘gun culture’ in the country. It then provides an overview of the problems that SALW are causing in South Sudan, from increasing the levels of deadly cattle raiding to the (re)formation of armed groups such as the White Army.
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