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Britain Withdrawn $4.5bn Devlopment Aid to Ethiopia

DfID will no longer back $4.9bn project that critics claim has funded a brutal resettlement programme
DfID will no longer back $4.9bn project that critics claim has funded a brutal resettlement programme. It has been claimed that UK money has funded abuses against Anuak people in Ethiopia

By The Guardian,

THE UK has ended its financial support for a controversial development project alleged to have helped the Ethiopian government fund a brutal resettlement programme. Hundreds of people have been forced from their land as a result of the scheme, while there have also been reports of torture, rape and beatings.

Until last month, Britain’s Department for International Development (DfID) was the primary funder of the promotion of basic services (PBS) programme, a $4.9bn (£3.2bn) project run by the World Bank and designed to boost education, health and water services in Ethiopia.  Continue reading Britain Withdrawn $4.5bn Devlopment Aid to Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s Human Rights Crisis Worsened: HRW

“Donors countries and development agencies are partly to blame for the deteriorating human right situation in Ethiopia” – HRW

By Betre Yacob,

The human rights situation in Ethiopia has worsened drastically, according to the 2013 Human Rights Watch’s World Report, which summarizes the human rights situation of more than 90 countries worldwide—drawing on events from the end of 2011 through November 2012.

The 665 page report says that Ethiopia’s dictatorial regime has deliberately continued to severely restrict fundamental rights of freedom of expression, association, and assembly. In addition, the report indicates that intimidation, arbitrary arrest, torture, forced displacement, and killing remain routine throughout the country.  Continue reading Ethiopia’s Human Rights Crisis Worsened: HRW