Introducing “African Bloggers Unite – Ban Cluster Bombs”

Africa Bloggers unite flat

Sarah Blakemore – Cluster Munition Coalition Campaign Director
In the lead up to and during the 4th Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions in Zambia from 9-13 September, the Cluster Munition Coalition is profiling a range of African bloggers writing about cluster munitions and the suffering they cause.

“African Bloggers Unite – Ban Cluster Bombs”  will be focused on the key role Africa has played in making the treaty a life-saving reality. Today, 42 of the 112 states worldwide that have joined the Convention are in Africa. These weapons have been used in 14 countries in the Continent (Angola, Chad, DRC, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Libya, Mauritania, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda and Zambia) with the most recent allegations of use of the weapon, being last year in Sudan. Nineteen of the remaining 29 states yet to ratify the treaty are in Africa.

Check out the the first posts from Ghanaian blogger Emmanuel K. Bensah, and This is Africa’s Siji Jabbar, and look for more posts during the coming week.

For more details or to get involved contact CMC Media and Communications Manager Jared Bloch at jared@icblcmc.org.

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