NEWS

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UK and international donors suspend Tanzania aid after corruption claims

International donors have suspended nearly $500m (£311m) in budget support to Tanzania in response to claims that senior government officials siphoned off funds from the country’s central bank under the guise of energy contracts. The chair of Tanzania’s public accounts committee, Zitto Kabwe, said several high-ranking officials colluded with corrupt businessmen to transfer $122m from a holding account in the central bank to private accounts overseas.