Tanzania: Explosion at arms depot

26 people were killed, and over 300 injured by explosions in the Gombo la Mboto military camp in Dar es Salaam , Tanzania on 17 February. Richard Mugisha of the East Africa Action Network (EEANSA) said “This is a wakeup call for the East African Community member states to stop over-stocking small arms without the appropriate storage facilities. We call upon the government of Tanzania and other governments in the region to swiftly review their stockpile management policies and implement the Nairobi Protocol in full by destroying old stocks and providing new and safe storage facilities while adhering to the Best Practice Guidelines for implementation developed by The Regional Centre on Small Arms and Light Weapons (RECSA)”. More