‘Ethiopia imposes aid agency curbs’

by Jon Thompson on January 6, 2009

The BBC is reporting that “Ethiopia’s parliament has passed a controversial bill imposing tight restrictions on aid agencies.”  From the article:

Foreign agencies are prohibited from a number of areas including human rights, equality, conflict resolution and the rights of children.

Local groups that receive more than 10% of their funding from abroad are also banned from working in these areas.

Under discussion for months, the bill has already been considerably modified amid objections from aid organisations.

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