New African Military Profile: Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe’s military has been badly affected by Western sanctions that have been in place for the last 13 years – the chief of the Air Force recently said his equipment had been degraded by a lack of spares as a result. Zimbabwe has consequently turned East, receiving significant military support from China, which has supplied hardware like K-8 jets and provided $98 million to fund the construction of the National Defence College, which was completed in 2013. Click here to read more about the Zimbabwe Defence Forces.