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News / DT 12 / 2004

Sweden demands millions refunded, halts further sector support

 
Sweden is demanding that the Ministry of Education in Mozambique refunds SEK 3.5 million in misused bilateral aid funds, but so far the Ministry has not responded to the Swedish claim. Several audits highlight weak financial control and a risk of fraud in the Ministry.
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Auditor reveals ‘excessive spending’ by key Ministry staff

 
In the donor community, the Swedes have a tough-guy image.
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Political lobbying by humanitarians could have funding repercussions

 
Political lobbying by humanitarians could have funding repercussions
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Norway pushes Afghans to pursue MSF’s attackers

 
The Norwegian Embassy in Kabul is working closely with the embassies of the Netherlands and Belgium to pressure the Afghan government to pursue the investigation into the killings of five Médicins Sans Frontières staff.
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Denmark reports: aid integrated into anti-terrorism strategy

 
In a recent report on Denmark’s efforts to combat terrorism, the Danish government reiterates the integration of aid into security policy.
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Zambezi basin countries agree to cooperate on water use

 
Eight southern African countries have agreed to establish a Zambezi Watercourse Commission to resolve conflicts over water use and rationalise the development of hydropower and irrigation projects in the basin.
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Gradual Finnish aid increase on schedule

 
In keeping with its White Paper on development policy presented early this year, the Finnish aid budget for 2005 will increase by EUR 54.4 million to EUR 600 million, or 0.39 per cent of GNI. This represents an 11 per cent increase in funds from 2004 to 2005.
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Sida must cut SEK 1.2b this year

 
Following a recent decision by the Swedish government to freeze SEK 1.17 billion in aid spending during 2004, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) will spend the month of August evaluating all possible options of where to make cuts.
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Two Nordic women awarded heavyweight EC portfolios

 
Sweden and Denmark have been given key areas of responsibility in the new European Commission which will take over in November.
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Denmark opens tenth African embassy in Addis Ababa

 
The Danish government has decided to open an embassy in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa in September.
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