Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Exploding Military Spending in Africa

In Africa, when it comes to government spending between guns and butter, it's all about guns.

Two out of three African countries have substantially increased military spending over the past decade; the continent as a whole raised military expenditure by 65% during that period, after it had stagnated for the previous 15 years. Military spending grew faster in Africa last year than in other parts of the world, reports Economist magazine.


  1. Why do I get the feeling that this is our (USA) foreign aid at work?

  2. I concur with fbc3, how much of this is paid for by the US taxpayer?