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Anti-Russia Sanctions Could Boost Chinese Weapons Sales to Africa

Western pressure on African countries to stop trading with Russia could make China a more important supplier of weapons to the continent. Russia is Africa’s largest arms supplier, but now major arms buyers like Nigeria could turn to China as curbs on Moscow tighten.

Last year, the sale of U.S.-made attack helicopters to Nigeria was held back due to concerns about human rights. These delays, coupled with anti-Russian sanctions, could further open the Nigerian market to Chinese arms makers.

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