U.S. agency freezes $473 million aid to Tanzania over Zanzibar election

March 29, 2016 3:40 PM

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DAR ES SALAAM A U.S. aid agency has canceled nearly $500 million of funding for Tanzania after disputed elections in the Zanzibar archipelago of the east African country.

The U.S. government's Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) said the March 20 vote in semi-autonomous Zanzibar violated Tanzania's commitment to democracy and free and fair elections.

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