Chinese Arms Ship Allowed to Dock in Angola: Report

AFP reports that the ship carrying weapons originally headed for Zimbabwe from China, which has been forced to return home, has been allowed to dock in Angola:

Angola has given authorisation for a Chinese ship loaded with arms destined for Zimbabwe to dock but it will not be allowed to unload the weapons, the state news agency Angop reported on Friday.

The ship, the An Yue Jiang, has been authorised to dock in the capital Luanda but can only unload “merchandise destined for Angola,” Angop said, citing a government statement.

“The weaponry that the ship brings destined for Zimbabwe is not authorised to be unloaded on national territory,” the statement was quoted as saying.

See also “Zimbabwe: Britain Leans On China Over Arms Ship” From the Zimbabwe Independent.

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