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Libya among four largest arms importers in Africa

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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