Zimbabwe gets billions of dollars in aid money

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The World Bank and Denmark on Monday announced a combined donation of US$18.7 million to the country to help it grapple with its social and economic challenges. Also on Monday, the leaders of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) were meeting in Swaziland to raise a US$2 billion aid package for Zimbabwe, to help it repair its battered economy. This comes after separate fact-finding missions to Zimbabwe two weeks ago, by Denmark and the World Bank . They said much of the money will be devoted to providing clean and safe wat er for the capital, Harare.The African Development Bank (AfDB) said it would chip in with Euro 2 million for the same purpose. Australia and Sweden were the first countries to resume aid to Zimbabwe, each giving the southern African country US$10 million.

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