Britain Urges Zambia to Fight Corruption to Unlock Aid

Zambia should show that it is taking measures to fight corruption to unlock donor aid and investments that have been withheld due to graft concerns, the British High Commissioner to the country said on Tuesday, the International New York Times reported on a Reuters story. Britain, Finland, Ireland and Sweden withheld nearly $34 million in aid to Zambia's social welfare and education sectors in September last year because of concern over financial mismanagement. A former cabinet minister is facing charges over the mismanaged funds, and the case is a test on how President Edgar Lungu is addressing corruption in a government that is struggling with slow economic growth and high debt. Read more