John Magufuli: Tanzania prefers 'condition-free' Chinese aid

President Magufuli says that unlike Western aid, funding from China "is not tied to any conditions".
John MagufuliImage copyrightAFP
Image caption Tanzania's president has been involved in several spats with Western governments

Tanzania's President John Magufuli has said he prefers Chinese to Western aid as it comes with fewer conditions.

Mr Maugufuli has been under intense pressure from Western nations over his controversial policies.

On 15 November, Denmark said it had suspended $9.8m (£7.5m) in aid because of "unacceptable homophobic comments" by a Tanzanian politician.

China has become a major investor in Africa, challenging Western influence on the continent.

It has promised to spend $60bn in investment, aid and loans in Africa over the next three years, mostly in infrastructure development.

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