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Chasing bullets in the DRC | IRIN Africa

Her job is to track and trace small arms and ammunition in Africa’s conflict zones.

Each bullet, assault rifle, mortar, rocket or other item of military hardware she documents forms a piece of a huge jigsaw being created by the UK-based NGO Conflict Armaments Research (CAR) to map the precise flows of conflict weaponry in Africa.

Moving within the ebb and flow of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) conflict, the investigator, who asked not to be identified, tells IRIN: “Ideally, it’s best to be following up the fight, so you can get there as soon as it is over [to verify the types and origin of ammunition and small arms].”

For more on this story, visit: IRIN Africa | Chasing bullets in the DRC | DRC | Cote d’Ivoire | Rwanda | Sudan | South Sudan | Conflict | Governance | Security.

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