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British aid facilitates repression, torture, deaths in Ethiopia & Africa

31 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by David Blair, The Telegraph: Does British aid to Africa help the powerful more than the poor?

    As Ethiopia’s regime is accused of atrocities, David Blair asks whether British aid might – inadvertently and indirectly – be subsidising repression

British aid to Ethiopia amounted to £329m last year
(Credit: The Telegraph)

Ethiopia’s security forces have carried out terrible atrocities during a brutal campaign against rebels from the Oromo Liberation Front. So reports Amnesty International in a horrifying investigation which concludes that at least 5,000 people from the Oromo ethnic group have suffered torture, abduction or worse in the last three years alone.
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