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UN Register of Conventional Arms sheds light on African arms imports

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The United Nations (UN) General Assembly recently released a report on conventional arms trades that provides new data on exports to African countries, which...

The arms trade in the Horn of Africa promoting conflict

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The reluctance of western and other powers to act against Djibouti's increasing arms trafficking activities poses an existential threat to the security...

Global defence trade reaches a record breaking $65 billion in 2015...

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The global defence trade reached a record-breaking $65 billion in 2015 fuelled by conflict in the Middle East and military spending in...

China makes big inroads into African defence market

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China is making increasing inroads into the African defence market with up to two-thirds of militaries on the continent now using its...

African arms imports grew by 19 per cent over the last...

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Between 2006–10 and 2011–15, major arms imports by states in Africa increased by 19 per cent, according to the Stockholm International Peace...

African arms imports increased 45 per cent over last decade –...

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African arms imports increased by 45 per cent between the periods 2005–2009 to 2010–14, with Algeria importing the most during this period,...

U.N. Arms Trade Treaty takes leap toward entry into force

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The U.N. Arms Trade Treaty took a major step forward on its eventual entry into force on Wednesday as 18 countries, including...

Collapse of arms trade treaty talks narrowly averted

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Negotiators narrowly averted the collapse of talks on a world arms trade treaty to regulate the $55 billion (34 billion pounds) global...

Arab Spring abuses show need for arms trade curb – Amnesty

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Russia, the United States and European countries ignored fears over human rights abuses and sold large numbers of weapons to governments in...

Latin American defence plans move forward despite recession

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Although Latin American country budgets have been cut, defence spending for the most part has not. Despite the global recession, Latin American...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...