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African military spending up nearly 20% over the last decade

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Over the last ten years, African military spending grew by 17%, rising to $41.2 billion in 2019, according to new research from the Stockholm...

Sub-Saharan Africa spending less on defence

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Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have been spending less on defence over the last five years, down from a 2014 peak, research has found. According to...

African military spending continues to decrease

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Military expenditure in Africa has fallen for the fourth consecutive year, with major decreases recorded by Algeria, Angola and Sudan, according to new research...

African military spending down slightly in 2017

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Military expenditure was down slightly in 2017, but higher than a decade ago as world military spending reached its highest level since...

Russian military spending falls, could affect operations

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Russian military spending fell by a fifth last year, its first decline in nearly two decades, with tighter purse-strings likely to affect...

Ageing defence equipment stimulating global demand for military hardware

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The global defence market is gaining momentum as military hardware reaching the end of its service life forces investment in new equipment...

BAE bounces on buyback, soothes U.S. budget worries

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BAE Systems Plc upped its dividend and announced a 500 million pound share buyback as it moved to reassure investors the British...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...