U.S. Policy on Human Security and Military Programs in Africa

Saturday, Apr 18, 2015, 3:45 pm

Many African nations are beefing up their military spending. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, military spending in Africa increased overall by 8.3 percent in 2013, reaching an estimated $44.9 billion. Between 2004 and 2013 Algeria’s  military spending increased by 176% to over $10 billion; Angola’s 36% in 2013 to overtake South Africa as the largest military spender in sub-Saharan Africa. How can we assist African countries to invest their valuable resources in education, health and agriculture and life giving programs rather than on instruments of death?


David Wiley, Director Emeritus, African Studies Center, Michigan State University


Aniedi Okure, OP Executive Director, Africa Faith & Justice Network


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