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Villagers claim corruption prevents aid reaching them


Every year Britain gives more than £5bn ($7.6bn) of taxpayers' money in overseas aid to developing countries.

It is money that has been ring-fenced by Labour and the Conservatives - but there are concerns that more needs to be done to tackle corruption.

Uganda receives around £70m annually and the International Development Secretary, Douglas Alexander, has called for a tougher stance to make sure aid gets to those who need it.

Humphrey Hawksley reports from Karamoja in north-east Uganda.


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