Letters: Aid to Ethiopia

From Aid | The Guardian Mon Jan 14 2013, 15:59:01

Your report (Report, 10 January) accusing the government of funding the Liyu police force is misleading. Not a penny of British money will go to the Liyu force. We take human rights extremely seriously and recognise that reform of the special police is critical for achieving a safe and secure Somali region. That's why we are discussing with UN partners how we might work together to improve the police's human rights record. This is something that Human Rights Watch has called for. The Peace and Development programme as a whole will help over 300,000 people get access to safe, clean water, give thousands of young people an education and help 700,000 people get a job and earn an income. This is in addition to the hundreds of thousands of people who will receive better access to justice and security. The Somali region of Ethiopia is one of the most deprived areas in the country. This programme is intended to create the conditions they need to lift themselves out of poverty.

Lynne Featherstone MP

International development minister

Ethiopia

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Kenya:   Electoral Protests Turn Deadly (news)
The Nation
23 May 2016

Three people on Monday died -- including two who had been shot -- while at least 19 were arrested in increasingly violent protests called by the Opposition to drive out the electoral ... [read more]

Eritrea:   25 Years After Independence Eritreans Still Yearn for Freedom (analysis)
The Conversation
23 May 2016

Eritrea marks 25 years of independence from Ethiopia this month. It is now one of the most underdeveloped countries in the world and is run by a repressive government. The Conversation Africa's ... [read more]

Kenya:   Why Are Citizens Protesting Against the National Electoral Commission? (analysis)
Radio France Internationale
23 May 2016

Protests against Kenya's electoral commission turned violent in several different cities Monday with one protestor reported dead. Why have Kenyans been out protesting for the past few weeks? And could ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!


Today's Featured News
Mozambique Ruling Party Faces Tough Contest

Renamo supporters: Ruling Frelimo faces a stern challenge at Wednesday's polls from...

Surge in Central African Republic Violence

African Union troops in Bangui (file photo): The UN has expressed alarm...

Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana Get Crucial Wins

Asamoah Gyan of Ghana (file photo): The Super Eagles have boosted their...