African leaders lament Trump govt's plan to reduce foreign aid

2017-03-09 14:02
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Johannesburg – Members of the Pan African parliament have reportedly decried the United States' plan to implement major reductions in foreign aid.

According to SABC, president of the Pan African parliament, Bernadette Lahai, said that the continental parliament was "concerned" over the US' decision.

"No country is independent from each other. We want fair trade not aid," Lahai was quoted as saying.

The American government was a major financial contributor to peacekeeping and humanitarian aid in Africa. 

According to The Washington Post, President Donald Trump was likely to slush foreign aid by at least 37%.

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