Comments:African nations gather to support a ban on cluster bombs
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I support the use of cluster bombs on enemy targets. --18.104.22.168 23:28, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Uganda cluster munitionsEdit
A small amount of cluster munitions have been found in the North of Uganda. These have included the Russian AO1SCh and M77 bomblets, as well as a third type of bomblet, unidentified, deployed from a 120mm time fuse smooth-bore projectile. Local people are engaging in activities that expose them to risk from cluster munitions however it is not known how many of Uganda's casualties from explosive remnants of war (ERW) have been caused by cluster munitions. This is largely because of the nascent condition of casualty reporting mechanisms and the ambiguity of the cause of accidents stemming from linguistic constraints* and misinformation about ERW.
Cluster munitions have typically been found around former Lords Resistance Army positions, suggesting use by the former Government of Uganda or its allies. Uganda announced, at the Livingstone conference of May 2008, that it had never stockpiled or used cluster munitions (this is probably erroneous) and also that it had never transferred, distributed, sold or manufactured cluster munitions (which is probably correct). Uganda has indicated a strong political desire to support the total ban of cluster munitions, citing their own people's experience as evidence of the former Eastern bloc and the West as using Africa as a 'dumping ground' for obsolete weapons.
- the same word is used for 'landmine' 'trap' and 'unexploded ordnance.'