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UK ends financial aid to Uganda due to corruption

Britain has suspended all direct aid to the Ugandan government with immediate effect, the international development secretary, Justine Greening, announced on Friday.

Aid to the Ugandan prime minister's office was frozen in August, following allegations of fraud, while an independent forensic audit was ordered. Greening has now suspended other bilateral aid, which is spent through Uganda's financial systems, known as direct financial aid.

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According to the Daily Mail, questions were raised when the Irish government was told by Ugandan auditors that its joint funding of €12m (£10m) with Norway, Denmark and Sweden had ended up in accounts belonging to the prime minister's aides instead of going to pay for a peace recovery and development programme in northern Uganda.

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/nov/16/uk-...

Meanwhile, the US sends about $400 million of aid to Uganda annually.



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