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Globally, 34 countries are known to have produced over 210 different types of air-dropped and surface-launched cluster munitions including projectiles, bombs, rockets, missiles, and
dispensers. In Africa, two countries have produced cluster munitions and at least 14 countries stockpile cluster munitions; 13 of the 14 countries that stockpile have imported the weapon and both producers on the continent have exported. A total of ten countries have used cluster munitions in Africa and nine countries are contaminated to some degree with cluster munition remnants. Nearly one-third of the locations where cluster munitions have been used are in Africa and the majority of this use has occurred in the past decade.

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