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"According to a study done on the period 1990-2005, in those years Africa received a total of US$300bn in development assistance, and about 40% of this was diverted to military spending. Swedish aid has been so diverted by means of two systems. One, through budgetary support. Two, through "fungibility," the aid syndrome that makes sure that an astute government hands over its responsibility to donors, rather like an irresponsible father whose family is taken care of by the society. A case in point is when rural clinics in Uganda were closed down at the same time taht Uganda, receiving Swedish moeny, was waging wars abroad and sustaining the conflict with the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in the north…"