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Mired in Western Aid Disputes, Tanzania's Leader Praises China

  • Western donors tie conditions to their funding, president says
  • Several lenders reviewing financing on human-rights conditions
John Magufuli.

John Magufuli.

Photographer: Daniel Hayduk/AFP via Getty Images

Tanzanian President John Magufuli criticized Western donors for tying conditions to aid, contrasting them with the Chinese who he said don’t meddle in African nations’ affairs when they lend money.

Magufuli’s remarks follow recent spats with some donor countries, who’ve threatened to cut much-needed funding to the East African nation over what they describe as deteriorating human-rights conditions.