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Ethiopia’s resettlement scheme leaves lives shattered and UK facing questions

25 Jan

By Clar Ni Chonghaile in Dadaab

Mr O twists his beaded keyring between his long fingers as he explains why he started legal action against Britain’s international development department over its aid funding to Ethiopia. Three other refugees from the Gambella region listen as he speaks in a stifling room in north-eastern Kenya. All have a story to tell.
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Victim threatens action over UK’s ties to human rights abuses in Ethiopia – BBC

7 Sep
    Editor’s Note

    The United Kingdom is not only the third largest financier of aid in Ethiopia, after the US and the World Bank, with $2 billion for the period 2011-2015, according to Foreign Office Minister in charge of UK’s Africa affairs Henry Bellingham. But also the UK exercises huge influence in the country, as political advisor to the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.
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