Uganda accuses World Bank of aid blackmail

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

KAMPALA — Uganda accused the World Bank of blackmail on Friday after the lender stalled a $90m loan over the east African nation’s adoption of a draconian anti-gay law.

“The World Bank is a multilateral institution that should not blackmail its members,” spokesman Ofwono Opondo said on Twitter.

The World Bank announced on Thursday that it was blocking the loan, intended to help Uganda strengthen its healthcare system.

Source: Business Day (link opens in a new window)

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