With an eye on Taiwan, China arms Somalia against Somaliland

“According to reports dated September 19, almost a week after Somaliland opened its representative office in Taiwan, China delivered ‘large-scale’ military aid to Somalia. The gesture came with a message impelling Somalia to retaliate against Somaliland, which refused to kneel to China’s command and established commercial ties with Taiwan.”

Would have made a lot more ripples with an arms embargo in place, so looks a little dubious. Somalia gets plenty of arms from Turkey and the Yemen-Puntland corridor, and we know what difference that makes.