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Western donors must pinpoint aid at poorest countries, says ONE

Leading development campaign group co-founded by Bono says latest trend shows major donors only spending a third of aid where it is most needed

The battle to eliminate extreme poverty will require rich western nations to step up their financial help and spend at least half their aid budgets in the world’s poorest countries, a leading development campaign group said on Tuesday.

ONE, the organisation co-founded by U2 frontman Bono, said donor nations should reverse the trend of recent years that has seen only 30% of assistance go to the 37 least-developed countries (LDCs).

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Ethiopia’s election is a wake-up call on human rights and sound governance

The international community must challenge Ethiopia’s oppressive regime by funding local human rights and democracy groups

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