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Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Debt Watch (China)

The Zambian Watchdog revealed recently that Government has borrowed US$19.5 million from China to resume "making bombs, bullets and gunpowder at a military location in Serenje district". It quoted Defence Deputy Minister Davis Mwila during his tour to Brazil who said that the government is "recapitalising Mupepetwe, an ammunition manufacturing facility located in Serenje District.’ The site was allegedly created by Kenneth Kaunda’s UNIP during the independence struggles in the region.... to produce and supply bombs (landmines) and bullets to liberation movements in the region". But after it was eventually scaled down. More detail via Zambian Watchdog. 

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