Millions of Ethiopian famine aid used to buy weapons – Telegraph

Bob Geldof talks on stage at Wembley Stadium at the beginning of Live Aid in 1985The rebel army involved, headed by Ethiopia’s current prime minister, Meles Zenawi, went on to overthrow Ethiopia’s Marxist government and has run the country since.Mr Meles has been one of Britain’s most favoured African leaders after promising democratic reforms.The investigation by the BBC, will raise further questions over Western support for Mr Meles and his ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front.That party grew out of the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front, the rebel army given Western cash to buy food aid during the 1984-5 famine.

Millions of Ethiopian famine aid used to buy weapons – Telegraph

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