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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...

Foreign military activity increasing in the Horn of Africa

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The presence of foreign militaries in the Horn of Africa is increasing, with a wide variety of international security actors—from Europe, the United States,...

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 arms imports decreasing – SIPRI

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African nations have imported fewer arms over the last decade, with imports decreasing by 6.5%, according to new research from the Stockholm International Peace...

US dominates the Top 100 global arms companies list

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Sales of arms and military services by the world's largest arms-producing and military services companie totalled $398.2 billion in 2017, according to new international...

Transparency in sub-Saharan Africa military spending higher than expected – SIPRI

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The level of transparency in military spending in sub-Saharan Africa is greater than previously thought, according to a new report from the...

Africa has highest number of deployed peace operations worldwide – SIPRI

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Last year saw 63 multilateral peace operations worldwide with 25 in Africa – the highest of any continent – according to the...

Global military spending remains high at $1,7 trillion

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Total world military expenditure rose to $1739 billion in 2017, a marginal increase of 1.1% in real terms from 2016, according to...

Controlling additive manufacturing and intangible transfers of technology

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Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) researchers Kolja Brockmann and Robert Kelley published a research paper last month, about the challenges brought...

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...

Lessons learnt from latest Op Copper deployment

The most recent Operation Copper deployment in the Mozambique Channel, in addition to providing valuable "on-the-job" training for both sailors and airmen,...