Who's Buying the Biggest Guns in East Africa?

Eastern African countries spent U.S.$104 million on arms in 2019. Ethiopia topped military spending in the region, paying U.S.$71 million to arms suppliers, the highest in the region, Kenya spent U.S.$32 million, most of which went to upgrading its airpower, Uganda spent U.S.$1 million, down from the $9 million it spent in 2018 while Tanzania and Rwanda did not spend on weapons, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute 2019 Arms transfer database.

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