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Britain Withdrawn $4.5bn Devlopment Aid to Ethiopia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  Continue reading Britain Withdrawn $4.5bn Devlopment Aid to Ethiopia

Video: “Eritrea Struggle To Survive” (Full Documentary)

Part of Baney Media's PBS series "Behind the Crisis"

Eritrea’s Struggle to Survive is the result of unprecedented access that offers a rare look inside the new nation of Eritrea. It’s a place that many have never heard of, yet which offers stunning beauty, geographical and ethnic diversity – and an indomitable spirit.

This is the first full-length High Definition documentary ever filmed in the newly created state – it’s the story of saving unique Art Deco architecture, a mid-century steam train – and also the more urgent attempt to preserve the health of its children through its education system and network of teachers. Continue reading Video: “Eritrea Struggle To Survive” (Full Documentary)