China-Zimbabwe arms deal: If not by sea, then by air?
ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images A shipment of ammunition, rockets, and mortar bombs en route from China to Zimbabwe has been denied passage from the South African port of Durban to the shipment’s landlocked destination. On Friday, South Africa’s High Court barred the transport of weapons aboard the An Yue Jiang, arguing that the shipment would be ...
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A shipment of ammunition, rockets, and mortar bombs en route from
Although the An Yue Jiang is expected to return to China, a South African paper, News24, reports that a second arms shipment from China is scheduled to arrive by air in order to “expedite the delivery and to circumvent the controversy around last week’s shipment by sea.” The story also claims that both orders, placed by the Zimbabwean government, were finalized just days after
The arms shipments brings to light the hazards of
Take, for example, the dam being built at Imboulou in
From weapons to shoddy cement, the Chinese-Africa deal is looking more like a recipe for disaster every day.
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