Ethiopians

By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 2nd, 2013
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By Arab News Security forces arrested 20 Ethiopian rioters on the Makkah-Jeddah Expressway on Friday for throwing stones that damaged 14 cars and injured four Saudis. An eyewitness said police officers fired shots into the air to disperse the rioters and soon brought the situation under control. The ...
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Dec 2nd, 2013
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By Ian Black, Guardian Ethiopian workers face hostility amid ‘Saudisation’ campaign to control foreign labour and get more Saudi citizens into work. Under the watchful eyes of Saudi policemen slouched in their squad cars along a rundown street, little knots of Ethiopian men sit chatting o...
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Nov 24th, 2013
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By Graham Peebles, CounterPunch In the last 10 days persecution of Ethiopian migrant workers in Saudi Arabia has escalated. Men and women are forced from their homes by mobs of civilians and dragged through the streets of Riyadh and Jeddah. Distressing videos of Ethiopian men being mercilessly beaten...
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Nov 18th, 2013
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  For Ethiopians, November is a month which shall live in infamy In November 2013, Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia are facing unspeakable horrors.    For the past few years, there has been systematic persecution of Ethiopians living, working and seeking refuge in Saudi Arabia. Even Ethiopians pr...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 14th, 2013
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(REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah) RIYADH: Some 23,000 Ethiopians have handed themselves in since Saudi authorities clamped down on illegal foreign workers 10 days ago, Addis Ababa’s country’s ambassador in Riyadh said in remarks published Wednesday. The crackdown was marred by clashes between pol...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 14th, 2013
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SMNE holds KSA and EPRDF accountable! Press Release Washington, DC, November 11, 2013 SMNE Calls on the Saudi government to stop this brutal and inhumane treatment of the Ethiopian migrant workers immediately And on the TPLF/ERPDF regime to Protect Ethiopian Citizens in Saudi Arabia The Solidarity Mo...
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Nov 14th, 2013
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By Seyoum Workneh The past few days immigrant Ethiopians residing in Saudi Arabia were inhumanily killed, tortured, humilated, murdered, massacarced, and raped by Saudi citizens and security forces publicly more than ever. Ethiopian mens were chased and stabbed, while womens were raped to death by 6 ...
By IndepthAfrica
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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...
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Apr 28th, 2013
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Getahune Bekele Although the word “hard labour” sounds brutal and primitive, Zambian magistrate Shadreck Chanda was merciless in passing judgment when he sent 50 destitute Ethiopians to jail for entering the landlocked nation illegally on 29 March 2013. The Ethiopians aged 11 to 37 were caught by Zam...
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Mar 25th, 2013
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Stephen Hayes is president and CEO of the Corporate Council on Africa. Moving through Addis Ababa is as close to a microcosm of Africa as anywhere on the continent. There is construction everywhere, as African cities are expanding. The streets of Addis are full of smoke and fume from belching autos, ...