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SIPRI warns arms for Mozambique will not necessarily end insurgency

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As the Southern African Development Community (SADC) mulls options with regard to military intervention in Mozambique, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) maintains...

ISS: Climate change and violence in Africa: no time to lose

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The AU is the first international body to tackle the problem head-on, and it needs global support. Climate change poses serious security threats in Africa....

International military expenditure not affected by COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic did not affect military spending by the world’s traditional Big Five with five sub-Saharan African countries also showing increases in their...

Global arms industry sales rise

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Sales of arms and military services by the sector’s largest 25 companies totalled $361 billion in 2019, 8.5% more than in 2018 according to...

Sales by world’s top 25 defence companies up by nearly 10...

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Sales of arms and military services by the sector’s largest 25 companies totalled $361 billion in 2019, 8.5% more than in 2018. The largest...

Arms sales by China’s four biggest companies in the sector rose...

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Arms sales by China’s four biggest companies in the sector rose by 4.8% in 2019 compared with 2018 to $56.7 billion, a leading conflict...

New SIPRI yearbook

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Despite an overall decrease in nuclear warheads in 2019, all nuclear weapon possessing states continue to modernise nuclear arsenals is one of the findings...

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...

Russia records $1 billion in military orders from Africa over the...

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African countries have ordered around $1 billion worth of military hardware from Russia over the last six months, according to Russian officials, as Russia...

World arms exports continued to increase over the last five years,...

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International arms exports increased by 5% between 2015 and 2019 compared to the previous five years, according to new data from the Stockholm International...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...