Africa: Top 25 Military Spending Countries

This post presents two Top 25 lists of Military spenders in Africa. The first table.

Military expenditure at a historic low | Ethiopia

The share of Military related expenditure has decreased to 1.42% of GDP in 2009, though the nominal size(not adjusted for inflation) increased to 4.7 Billion Ethiopian Billion Ethiopian Birr.
Similarly, according to the recent available data, the active military personnel count 0.36% of the total labor force. The size of the Army has also decreased to pre Ethio-Eritrean war times.