Smoke rises from burning buildings during a protest in Honiara, Solomon Islands. File photo: AP
Smoke rises from burning buildings during a protest in Honiara, Solomon Islands. File photo: AP

US envoy to Solomon Islands warns of aid that benefits ‘one bank account’

  • Erin McKee’s comments came after the country was beset with riots last month blamed in part on discontent with China
  • Solomons PM Sogavare was accused by the opposition leader of using money from a government fund that comes from Beijing to prop up his political strength

Topic |   Pacific nations
Smoke rises from burning buildings during a protest in Honiara, Solomon Islands. File photo: AP
Smoke rises from burning buildings during a protest in Honiara, Solomon Islands. File photo: AP
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