No to £1 billion of british tax payers money to africa

£1 billion of UK aid to fight climate change in Africa
The UK is set to pour up to £1 billion of taxpayers money into helping African countries fight climate change.
Chris Huhne, the Energy and Climate Change Secretary, is due to announce details of a foreign aid package ahead of government talks at a United Nation's summit on climate change in Durban, South Africa, which start this week.

Among the projects to be funded will be schemes to help African farmers insure their crops against flooding and drought while other projects include installing solar power in rural villages and building slurry pits that can produce gas to power generators.

The move, however, is expected to attract intense criticism at a time when the UK economy is struggling to recover from recession.

One of the countries which will receive money is South Africa, the most economically advanced in the continent. Last year its economy grew by 2.8 per cent, while Britain's economy rose by 1.8%.

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