Monday, April 21, 2008

Good News / Bad News: Chinese Arms to Zimbabwe

US seeks to block Zimbabwe-bound Chinese arms
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Bush administration is intervening with governments in southern Africa to prevent a Chinese ship carrying weapons for Zimbabwe's security forces from unloading its cargo, The Associated Press has learned.

New arms for Zimbabwe being flown in
Pretoria - A second shipment of considerably-more-sophisticated Chinese weaponry destined for Zimbabwe will be flown to Harare from China within the next week.

It was going to be taken by aircraft to expedite the delivery and to circumvent the controversy around last week's shipment by sea.

The decision apparently was made on Monday by Zimbabwean military generals during an emergency meeting.

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