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No, China Did Not “Provide Weapons to Farmajo Regime in Somalia”

Washington’s former top diplomat for Africa, Tibor Nagy, posted a highly misleading tweet on Tuesday that accused China of “hypocrisy” over remarks made by Chinese Special Envoy Xue Bing, who told Daily Nation correspondent Aggrey Mutambo earlier this week that “China will send out engineers and students. We don’t send out weapons” to the Horn of Africa.

Nagy took issue with China’s $5 million donation of military equipment to the Somali National Army (SNA) on Friday, March 18 comprised of non-lethal material including ambulances, water trucks, landmine detectors, and medical/logistical materials. 

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