Project ID: 1335

China Provides Scholarships for nine Namibian children

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Summary

Funding agency [Type]

Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]

Recipient

Namibia

Sector

Education (Code: 110)

Flow type

Scholarships/training in the donor country

Concessional

Yes

Category

Intent

Development (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Commercial

Development

Representational

Mixed

Financial Flow Classification

ODA-like (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Official Development Assistance

Other Official Flows

Vague (Official Finance)

Flows categorized based on OECD-DAC guidelines

Project lifecycle

Status

Pipeline: Pledge (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Pledge

Commitment

Implementation

Completion

Suspended

Cancelled

Milestones

Commitment year

2009

Description

In 2009, the Chinese government offered scholarships to the children of nine powerful officials in Namibia, including the daughter of Namibia's president, Hifikepunye Pohamba. Two young relatives of Namibia's former president and national Patriarch Sam Nujoma also received grants. There was an abundance of controversy surrounding the scholarships. It is unclear if the students ever left for China to study and may have withdrawn from accepting the scholarships.

Number of official sources

0

Number of unofficial sources

3

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Cofinanced

No