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African presidents ‘use China aid for patronage politics’

 

The GuardianUK, Nov 20, Ghanadot - African leaders are almost three times more likely to spend Chinese development aid in areas where they have ethnic ties, casting doubt on the humanitarian effectiveness of Beijing’s strict “hands-off” policy in the continent.

China says it spends more than half of its foreign aid in 51 African countries, sending $80bn between 2000 and 2012. But most of that aid went to areas where national leaders were born, indicating a strong political bias, according to a geotagged database of aid contracts published by AidData, an open-source data centre......
 

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