The fall in commodity prices is curbing military expenditure across Africa 

Subdued prices for oil and other key commodities in recent years has started to filter through to Africa’s military budgets. Defense spending fell to $37.9 billion in 2016 from $50.2 billion in 2014. This marks the second consecutive year of decline in spending, after 11 straight years of increases, a new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute found.

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