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WSJ: U.S. to Tell Equatorial Guinea if It Wants Anti-Piracy Support Then They Must Cancel Plans For a Chinese Base

A high-level U.S. delegation led by Washington’s top diplomat for Africa, Molly Phee, and senior AFRICOM commander, Major General Kenneth Ekman, will head to Equatorial Guinea this week to try and make a deal with President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo about a purported plan that China wants to build a military base in his country.

Phee and Ekman, according to the Wall Street Journal, will reportedly issue a kind of ultimatum to President Obiang that unless he turns away the Chinese he will not be able to receive U.S. maritime security support to combat piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.

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