Thursday, April 24, 2008

Zimbabwe's neighbors refuse arm shipments

Rueters: A shipment of Chinese arms bound for Zimbabwe will be recalled after South African port workers refused to unload the vessel and neighboring countries barred it from their ports, China said on Thursday.

The recall of the An Yue Jiang, carrying 77 tonnes of assault rifle ammunition, mortars and rifle grenades, came after unprecedented regional opposition in addition to Western pressure over Zimbabwe's election crisis.

No results have been announced for the March 29 presidential vote, while the outcome of a parliamentary poll which the opposition won is also in doubt because of partial recounts.

European Union already has an arms embargo against Zimbabwe, part of sanctions in place since 2002. The embargo bars the 27 EU states from supplying arms or equipment intended for military operations. The U.S. has also imposed sanctions."

Seeing how Robert Mugabe is likely on the loosing side of this election, I can understand the regional countries refusing shipment of weapons inland.
Just a bit of interesting world events that probably have more impact then that primary yesterday.

1 comment:

FAICA Soldier said...

Here is another world event that will have more impact than yesterdays primary: