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Tuesday, 16 November 2010


Canada’s aid agency, the Canadian International Development Agency, lost about $880,000 as a result of the embezzlement, The Globe and Mail has learned. The Canadian aid agency spent more than $30-million on programs in Zambia last year....Zambia’s president, Rupiah Banda, has accused the donors of “blackmail” and “interference” for their decision to suspend their aid payments. The British medical journal, The Lancet, has estimated that foreign donors have postponed or cancelled $273-million (U.S.) in aid to Zambia because of corruption allegations over the past 18 months. This does not include the Canadian suspension....
Canadians have been coming to grips with how their aid money is being "wasted" in Zambia. At the last check, this article from Canada's The Globe and Mail had 133 comments! Lets just say the Canadian public is not happy.

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