Israel’s arms sales to Africa more than doubled from 2012 to 2013, continuing a multi-year upward trend, an Israeli daily reported Wednesday.

The country’s total military exports were down in 2013, but the trend over the past decade continues to be positive, according to a Haaretz report.

Israel sold $223 million worth of arms to African countries in 2013, compared to $107 million in 2012 and $127 million in 2011. In 2009, by contrast, sales stood at only $71 million. […]