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By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 6th, 2013
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By Fekade Shewakena In Ethiopia we have a habit , I am not sure if I can call it a culture, of going through an agonizing massive problem and forgetting about it once we get the feeling that we are through it. We simply hope the problem will go away and not come back again. […]...
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In Alemayehu G. Mariam
Dec 3rd, 2013
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By Alemayehu G Mariam Stop the violence against Ethiopian migrant workers in Saudi Arabia now! The ongoing human rights abuses of Ethiopian migrant workers in Saudi Arabia have triggered massive expressions of outrage against the regimes in Riyadh and Addis Ababa and unprecedented outpouring of conce...
By IndepthAfrica
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 2nd, 2013
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By Getahune Bekele-South Africa “Take the money and even my luggage but please don’t rape me and I implore you, don’t take my life…” an Ethiopian woman’s impassioned plea to a Saudi Arabian religious police commander at Amira Nura university near the capital Riyadh- Saudi Arabia. Approximately 1400 y...
By IndepthAfrica
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
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...
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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...
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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...
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In Djibouti
Jul 30th, 2013
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By KHADIJA HABIB The deadly incidents involving Ethiopian maids are exaggerated, resulting in false accusations and unnecessary panic among Saudi employers, law enforcement officials say. The recent deaths of children allegedly at the hands of Ethiopian housemaids have created a furor among Saudis on...
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In Djibouti
Jul 19th, 2013
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Kidane Brehane, IndepthAfrica Saudi: Saudi Arabia government has temporarily banned Ethiopian foreign workers  from entering the nation taking after reports of criminal acts against children perpetrated by house maids from the East Africa nation, Ethiopia. According to the latest report, both interio...