Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Ship Bound for Zimbabwe May Return Home, Says Chinese Official

(CNN) -- A Chinese ship that was blocked from unloading its cargo in South Africa may return to China because of difficulties at African ports, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said Tuesday.

The ship, which is suspected to be carrying weapons destined for Zimbabwe, left South African waters Friday after that country's High Court ruled that the cargo could not be transported over South African roadways to landlocked Zimbabwe -- where violence continues in a dispute over election results.

It was last believed to be headed toward Angola, South African officials said.

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