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China sets terms for Somali vehicle donation

5th October 2017 - 15:34 GMT | by Tim Fish in Mogadishu

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New Tiger 4x4 vehicles delivered to the Somali National Army (SNA) are part of a sweetener deal from China that will increase Beijing’s influence.

A defence source in Mogadishu, Somalia, told Shephard that an initial instalment of 32 light armoured vehicles will be followed by a further 18 to make a total of 50 units.

The source said that the vehicles have been provided as a gift from China but that it also includes a considerable cash donation thought to be worth millions of dollars. 

The conditions of the donation are that the new funds must be spent on more

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Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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