Middle East

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Jun 5th, 2014
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By Hailu Kassa It is and should remain the prerogative of the Eritrean people to say whether or not the government they brought to power after a long fight for independence is serving their interest or not. So I would be the last person to say how bad or good the government in Asmara is […]...
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Mar 27th, 2014
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By Seid Hassan and Minga Negash In our December 19, 2013 article entitled “Explaining the Ethiopian outmigration: incentives or constrains” we alerted readers and policy makers in Ethiopia about the push, pull and mediating factors of outmigration in general and outlined the factors as they relate to...
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Jan 29th, 2014
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Source: ALJAZEERA As the economy thrives, we examine the plight of Ethiopians forced from their land to make way for foreign investors. NGO’s and policy advocates say the true consequences of the land grabs are almost all negative [Reuters] NGO’s and policy advocates say the true consequences of the ...
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Jan 27th, 2014
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- A reply to Ambassador Hank Cohen By Professor Minga Negash Many observers agree that recent unfortunate developments in the Middle East can easily spillover to the Greater Horn of Africa region. There are groups that are fanning ideologies advanced by the various actors in Middle East’s sectarian c...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 23rd, 2014
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Refugees, not Infiltrators!   “You must not oppress a foreigner, since you know the life of a foreigner, for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.” (Exodus 23: 9) If you have not heard by now, about 30,000 African refugees (not migrants and not infiltrators) made a major protest ...
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Jan 9th, 2014
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by Semahagn G. Abebe, Special to The Gazette The Saudi government certainty didn’t waste any time. As soon as the seven-month warning period for expatriate workers expired in November, officials rounded up tens of thousands of illegal immigrants, many of them facing violence, rape and torture at the ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 20th, 2013
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By Seid Hassan and Minga Negash1 In both theory and practice, pull and push factors drive migrants out of their own countries of origin. The factors are complex but they are in general categorized as: (a) demand-pull factors, represented by better economic opportunities and jobs in the host (new) cou...
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Dec 16th, 2013
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By Shiferaw Abebe As street protests against the inhuman treatment of Ethiopian migrant workers in Saudi Arabia subside, with tens of thousands of them already deported back to their home country, what have we achieved and what has changed fundamentally? Have our protests addressed the root cause tha...
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Dec 13th, 2013
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By Bezawit Demisse On Friday November 15, 2013 in Addis Ababa, some hundreds of people were conducting a demonstration aimed at the embassy of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia located around the neighborhood popularly known as Wello-Sefer. The rally was called by the opposition Blue Party Movement after t...
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Dec 13th, 2013
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By Jenny Vaughan, AFP Ethiopia started repatriating its citizens in November after a seven-month amnesty period for undocumented immigrants expired. Ethiopia said three of its citizens were killed in clashes with police as migrants prepared to be sent home. Large numbers of Ethiopians move to the Mid...