African States Turn Back Chinese Weapons Bound for Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s African neighbors have generally been feckless in their past relations with Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe. But facilitating the transport of a shipload of Chinese weapons likely to be used by the Mugabe regime in a bloody crackdown aimed at holding onto power after being voted out of office is apparently the straw that broke the camel’s back. The Chinese ship An Yue Jiang has already been turned away from South Africa and Mozambique. The United States is also involved in the effort: U.S. intelligence agencies are tracking the vessel, the An Yue Jiang, and American diplomats have been instructed […]

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