May 24, 2010

Britain 'keeping quiet about Ethiopia repression' (Telegraph)

Britain has been accused of allowing hundreds of millions of pounds of its aid to be used to extend state-led repression in Ethiopia, as the country voted in national polls widely seen as deeply flawed.

Meles Zenawi: Britain 'keeping quiet about Ethiopia repression'
Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi Photo: REUTERS

More than �385 million of British money has been channelled to projects in the country in the last two years, making it the largest recipient of bilateral aid in Africa.

The majority goes directly to Ethiopian government projects across the country, despite concerns over how and where it is being spent.

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