Department for International Development

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 16th, 2014
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A UK High Court ruling allowing judicial review of the UK aid agency’s compliance with its own human rights policies in Ethiopia is an important step toward greater accountability in development assistance. In its decision of July 14, 2014, the High Court ruled that allegations that the UK Department...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 31st, 2014
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AN ETHIOPIAN farmer is using taxpayers’ money to sue Britain because he says that foreign aid sent to his country is supporting a brutal regime that ruined his life. The man – known as Mr O – told his British lawyers that the £1.3billion the UK has sent to Ethiopia in the past five years […]...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 13th, 2014
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By Survival International The United States Congress has acted to prevent its aid to Ethiopia being used to fund forced evictions of tribal peoples in the south west of the country. The provisions in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill for 2014 represent a slap in the face for USAID, which last month sai...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Jul 19th, 2013
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Two new reports from the Oakland Institute, Development Aid to Ethiopia: Overlooking Violence, Marginalization, and Political Repression and Ignoring Abuse in Ethiopia: DFID and USAID in the Lower Omo Valley, show how Western development assistance is supporting forced evictions and massive violation...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Jun 6th, 2013
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By William Davison, CSM 15-hour drive west from Ethiopia’s capital past coffee forests and jigsaw fields brimming with cattle and people, the road leaves the high country and enters the Gambella region — an expanse of flatter bush and forest with rich grasslands and rivers. The land is sparsely popul...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
May 27th, 2013
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Four million people forced off their land by security forces while their homes and farms are sold to foreign investors ‘Mr O’ said by suing British Department for International Development he fights on behalf of Ethiopian people who are being relocated Questions raised about British role ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 16th, 2013
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Today I met a future doctor, accountant and engineer. They were all 13 year old girls. The aspirations of these Ethiopian girls is heartening. The engineer says she wants to train to help “build up her country”. I wouldn’t bet against her doing just that. And the UK Department for I...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 16th, 2013
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The Guardian, Your article on DfID’s support for Ethiopia‘s development is very misleading. (UK bid to spend millions training forces accused of abuse, 11 January). Blanket condemnation of the federal and regional government efforts to protect civilians of Ethiopia’s Somali region f...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 10th, 2013
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Exclusive: documents seen by the Guardian detail £13 – £15m government funding for ‘special police’ in Ogaden region The Ethiopian army withdrew from teh Ogaden region after compalints againts soldiers” conduct – to be replaced by the ‘special police’. Photograph: ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 21st, 2012
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Annie Kelly and Liz Ford,guardian.co.uk Aid officials accused of failing to fully investigate reports of abuse by Ethiopian authorities against ethnic groups. The Mursi tribe in Mago national park, Ethiopia, 2011. Photograph: Patricia White/Alamy Britain’s Department for International Developme...