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#China Set to Open First Military Outpost In #Africa https://t.co/42vurDdumH https://t.co/HlDDoUze4v

China, according to a top US general, has signed a deal to establish its first military base in Africa. It would underscore Beijing’s growing global ambitions and raise the stakes for both cooperation and competition. The head of the US Africa Command, General David Rodriguez, told defense reporters recently that China had signed a ten-year contract to set up its first military base in the African nation of Djibouti, The Hill reported on Tuesday. “They are going to build a base in Djibouti, so that will be their first military location in Africa,” Rodriguez said according to the report. He added that China would use the installation as a logistics hub “to extend their reach.” Rodriguez made the remarks at an event with the Defense Writers Group in Washington last Friday, but did not specify the date the contract was signed, Kristina Wong, who reported the original story to...

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