The consequences of small arms on African people due to international conflicts within Africa, rebel group activities, mercenary groups, and armed gang activities have yet to be fully measured. Armed conflict cost Africa $18 billion each year.
In its latest report the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), said that, globally the volume of international transfers of major weapons in 2013–17 was 10% higher than in 2008–12, a continuation of the upward trend that began in the early 2000s.
Data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) show that the US still dominates the sector with 54 per cent; however, US companies’ arms sales decreased. Emerging manufacturers come … Continua a leggere