Africa defies gloom to spend $30bn on arms

Tuesday April 12 2011

Libyan civilians during instruction on weapon use by former officers in the Libyan army who defected in the rebel stronghold of the eastern city of Benghazi on April 03, 2011. New data from Swedish-based think tank SIPRI shows Africa increased its military spend in 2010. Photo/AFP

Libyan civilians during instruction on weapon use by former officers in the Libyan army who defected in the rebel stronghold of the eastern city of Benghazi on April 03, 2011. New data from Swedish-based think tank SIPRI shows Africa increased its military spend in 2010. Photo/AFP 

By LEE MWITI

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