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Ethiopia: British Aid in the Wrong Hands

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The helping hand that feeds Ethiopians is the same hand that helps bleed Ethiopia. How a British aid end up propping a repressive dictatorship in Ethiopia. Is the Ethiopian regime a worthy recipient of £329 million of British taxpayers’ money?

By The Telegraph,

Is Ethiopia’s government, whose security forces are guilty of rape and torture, a worthy recipient of £329 million of British taxpayers’ money?

Almost 30 years ago, Band Aid mobilised a generation of British teenagers behind the campaign to help Ethiopia recover from famine. Today, Ethiopia is the second-biggest beneficiary of British aid, receiving no less than £329 million last year. And yet the same government that is favoured by this largesse has also carried out appalling atrocities. Continue reading Ethiopia: British Aid in the Wrong Hands