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Vol 49 No 9

Published 25th April 2008


Zimbabwe

Oceanic turnaround

The thwarted voyage of the An Yue Jiang – a Chinese freighter with a cargo of ammunition, mortars, mines and artillery bound for President Robert Mugabe’s government – marks a turning point for Zimbabwe’s regional relations. It also shows how trades unions forced the hands of several governments in the region. Until now, Southern African Development Community governments have limited their criticism of Mugabe to private conversations.

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