Donors halt aid to Zambian social welfare scheme over suspected misuse

FILE PHOTO: Zambian President Edgar Lungu at a panel discussion in Durban, South Africa, May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Rogan Ward/File Photo

LUSAKA (Reuters) – Britain and Finland have frozen funding to Zambia on suspicion that $4 million they channelled into a social welfare scheme may have been misused, the Zambian presidency said on Tuesday. President Edgar Lungu later gave the country’s top civil servant a week to take decisive action to curb all “malpractices” in the […]

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