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VIDEO: Burundi's Lethal Leftover Weapons

Picture Credit: Andrew L. Moore

Burundi's 15-year civil war ended in 2008 but the conflict left a dangerous legacy. Al Jazeera's Malcom Webb recounts the story of a young boy who was gravely injured in a grenade attack that killed his father. Stories like these are a reminder that small arms and light weapons like guns and grenades are still readily available in Burundi despite a disarmament campaign. Experts say that there is a correlation between availability of weapons and violence, because easy access to weapons may allow long-standing community disputes to escalate quickly. Read more to see the video.



By Malcolm Webb

July 6, 2010

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