Assimi Goita presents his army with a mixed bag of armoured vehicles from China and Russia

Malian transitional president Assimi Goita
Malian transitional president Assimi Goita © Habib Kouyate/Xinhua News Agency/Newscom/MaxPPP
The military junta has just given the Malian army new armoured vehicles of Russian and Chinese origin. But by having many different suppliers, the army is actually running the risk of becoming less effective in its operations against armed groups. [...] (295 words)
Issue dated 13/12/2021 Reading time 2 minutes
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