The problem of identifying firearms in Haut Lomami

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Kamina, May 22nd, 2021 (CPA).- The territories of Haut Lomami province are experiencing enormous difficulties in identifying locally manufactured firearms known as « Poupou », used for self-defense by the population, due to a lack of information at the group level. According to the local officials responsible for this operation, these firearms are held in large numbers by the population without the knowledge of the group leaders, which makes it difficult to control the license to carry weapons, depriving the local administration of administrative revenue fees collected when these documents are issued. ACP/