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Citing Corruption, U.S. Withholds US$160 Million In Aid

September 23 2019


The U.S. is withholding US$160 million in planned aid for Afghanistan due to corruption and financial mismanagement in Kabul, reports the U.S. State Dept. Approximately US$100 million of the withheld funds were intended to support a large infrastructure project. These funds will now be returned to the Treasury, said a State Dept. release on Sept. 19. The U.S. will continue to support the project to build five substations and other transmission infrastructure between Kandahar...

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