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UK Scraps Millions in Funding for Ethiopian Spice Girls

British minister pulled the plug on Ethiopia Girl Band following a chorus of criticism

British taxpayers’ money will no longer be used to fund an Ethiopian pop group that’s even ridiculed in the country.

By TesfaNews,

Britain says it has cancelled the controversial £5.2m in funding for an insignificant Ethiopian girl band, Yegna, amid growing criticism at home for squandering overseas aid that way.

Yegna, a group of five Ethiopian girls, sometimes called “Ethiopia’s Spice Girls,” was formed to create awareness in the country about forced marriage, violence, teen pregnancy and dropping out of schools using their twice-weekly radio drama and talk show. Continue reading UK Scraps Millions in Funding for Ethiopian Spice Girls