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BBC apology over Band Aid money reports

The BBC has apologised to Band Aid over reports claiming millions of pounds raised by the charity for famine relief in Ethiopia had been used to buy arms.

A report on World Service's Assignment in March claimed large sums of charity money had been diverted by rebels.

Although the report did not directly link Band Aid, other BBC outlets suggested its money had been involved.

The corporation said it apologised unreservedly for the "misleading and unfair impression" which was created.

David Sillito reports.

  • 04 Nov 2010
  • From the section UK