Ethiopia prohibits international aid agencies and Ethiopian NGOs funded by aid agencies from working in areas including human rights, equality, conflict resolution and the rights of children

by BBC News

The Ethiopian parliament bill  bans aid agencies from working on the rights of children. Temesgen Zewdie, an opposition parliament member sees it as an attempt by the ruling party to banish all those it sees as a threat to its tight grip on power. Photo: AFP

Ethiopia’s parliament has passed a controversial bill imposing tight restrictions on aid agencies.

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