‘Global Britain’ plans foreign aid cuts, as conflict grips the world’s poorest

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    Speculation is growing that the Chancellor will propose a one-off cut to the UK’s foreign aid budget, in an effort to help pay down the growing budget deficit. Ethiopia, currently experiencing ethnic conflict bordering on civil war, is the second biggest recipient of aid from the United Kingdom. The mooted cut of £4bn is the largest reduction by any country in history.

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    Ethiopia, in the Horn of Africa, is a rugged, landlocked country split by the Great Rift Valley. With archaeological finds dating back more than 3 million years, it’s a place of ancient culture. Among its important sites are Lalibela with its rock-cut Christian churches from the 12th–13th centuries. Aksum is the ruins of an ancient city with obelisks, tombs, castles and Our Lady Mary of Zion church.

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