Domestic worker

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Sep 30th, 2013
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An Ethiopian housemaid committed suicide at the women’s ward of the Abyar Ali Penitentiary in Madinah on Friday. The domestic worker had been in prison since the end of August, a local daily reported Saturday. “The 23-year-old inmate was found hanging by her head scarf at about 8 a.m. She was immedia...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 18th, 2013
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An Ethiopian housemaid committed a suicide by hanging herself inside the bathroom at her employer’s house in the Gulf Kingdom, police said on Saturday. The Saudi employer found the maid, in her 30s, hanging in the bathroom at his house in the eastern Saudi province of Ihsa, they said. “Forensic exami...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 7th, 2013
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  Saudi Arabia is looking to recruit domestic workers from Kyrgyzstan, it was reported, following a ban on nationals from countries including Ethiopia, Kenya and Indonesia.   According to English language Arab News, the Gulf kingdom’s Ministry of Labour is drawing up plans to tap talent fro...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 6th, 2013
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A source at the Ministry of Justice announced that 16 marriages between Saudis and Ethiopians were approved last year. Of these, 14 marriages were between Saudi men and Ethiopian women, while two were between Saudi women and Ethiopian men. The undersecretary of the Eastern Province explained that men...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 2nd, 2013
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Saudi Gazette report, saudigazette.com.sa QATIF — An Ethiopian domestic worker would have almost killed her employer and her 16-year-old disabled niece had it not been for Civil Defense rescuers who arrived just in time, Al-Hayat daily reported on Thursday quoting the police. The Ethiopian woman alle...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jul 30th, 2013
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Saudi Arabian police have spoken out in defence of Ethiopian maids working in the kingdom, describing accusations against them as “exaggerated” and unnecessarily causing panic among households. A spate of allegations accusing Ethiopian maids of murdering children in their care led the Saudi governmen...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Feb 9th, 2013
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By ADAOBI TRICIA NWAUBANI ABUJA, Nigeria IN America, all men are believed to be created equal and endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. But Nigerians are brought up to believe that our society consists of higher and lesser beings. Some are born to own and enjoy, while others are b...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 6th, 2013
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Kuwait city: In a very strange incident, an Ethiopian housemaid who had escaped from the home of her sponsor three days ago, has returned but she had a story to tell – that she had aborted her fetus and dumped it on the road, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily. The housemaid said she had sex with [&hellip...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 15th, 2013
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Two maids who stole their employer’s mobile phone and made over Dh2,000 worth of calls from it, while she was ill in hospital, have been referred by the Dubai Public Prosecution to the criminal court on the charges of theft and illegally using Etisalat services. Allegedly, the duo also transferred cr...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 2nd, 2013
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In July 2012, Ethiopia imposed a ban on its female citizens from applying for domestic jobs in the United Arab Emirates. It cited employer abuse, recruitment agencies abuse and human trafficking as reasons for the suspension. The ban came after an Ethiopian worker sustained burns to more than 80 perc...