Zanzibar (Tanzania) and the Politics of Foreign Aid. A Case of Impact of Foreign Aid on Development of Health Sector

Suleiman Haji Suleiman


Foreign aid emerged as a new phenomenon in the field of International Relation after the end of the Second World War. After more than 60 years, it has become one of the most important issues for the international community in Africa, nearly all countries, including Zanzibar, have a connection to foreign aid in one way or another. Most of them receive aids from western countries (USA in particular) and China.As one of the small islands in Indian Ocean, Zanzibar, with population of 1.2 million people, has seen the rises of foreign aid from United States and China in recent years in different economics aspects including Infrastructures, ICT, Education and Health. The general objectives of the article intend to explore the motives behind both donors’ aids to Zanzibar. Specifically, compare the roles of China and USA in areas related to health and remark on each donor’s relations with Zanzibar.

Keywords: Foreign Aid; China/USA Aid.

DOI: 10.7176/PPAR/9-2-02

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