World Bank, EU cut Tanzania aid after rights crackdown

What you need to know:

  • The European Union, Tanzania's biggest development partner, and the World Bank have recently taken measures to sanction repressive policies.
  • The EU's decision to reconsider its aid coincided with one by the World Bank to freeze a $300 million (265 million euro) loan for girls' education in protest against a move to expel pregnant girls from school.
  • Washington accused the Tanzanian government of fostering "an atmosphere of violence, intimidation and discrimination."
  • Meanwhile, Denmark announced the withdrawal of $10 million in aid owing to "unacceptable homophobic remarks".

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