Libya among four largest arms importers in Africa

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Libya among four largest arms importers in Africa

March 14, 2019 - 16:22
Written by: SafaAlharathy

Libya is among the four largest importers of arms in the African continent, along with Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia, which represent together 75% of the continent's arms imports, according to the think tank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) annual report released Monday.

The four countries mentioned, increased their arms imports by 20% in the last four years, despite the Security Council's decision prohibiting the export of weapons to Libya, according to SIPRI.

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