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Britain Withdrawn $4.5bn Devlopment Aid to Ethiopia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  Continue reading Britain Withdrawn $4.5bn Devlopment Aid to Ethiopia