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AFRICANGLOBE - Last year military spending in Africa grew by 8.3%, faster than in other parts of the world. Two out of three African countries have substantially increased military spending over the past decade; the continent as a whole raised military expenditure by 65%, after it had stagnated for the previous 15 years.
AFRICANGLOBE - More than 30.000 people fled their homes in Golo and Guldo towns in Central Darfur, because of clashes in the region between government troops and its militias against rebels, The United Nations say.According to a UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) report, about 2.800 people escaped to a camp in Nertiti on Thursday, 10 January.