West jittery as China hosts Africa military chiefs

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Army chiefs from 50 African countries are in the Chinese capital Beijing for a three-week security forum.

The China-Africa Defence and Security Forum that started on June 26, runs till July 12 and is part of the preparations for the launch of a strategic security and military cooperation between Beijing and Africa.

The delegates, the forum details indicate, are discussing a major military roadmap aimed at protecting Chinese interests in the continent as well as improving African’s response to crisis situations.

Opening the discussions, the Chief of the Office for International Military Cooperation at the Central Military Commission, Major General Hu Changming, highlighted the need for understanding and cooperation on security matters between Africa and China….

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