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By IndepthAfrica
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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 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...
By IndepthAfrica
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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...
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. [...]
By IndepthAfrica
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 28th, 2013
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by Tedla Asfaw I followed roundtable discussion among Adissu, Tizita and Henok regarding the Saudi humanitarian crisis Ethiopians facedonVOA’s this past Sunday program.The Western Media’s absence is not because of lack of the organizers reach to them. It is because of the “Saudi Arabia factor “. The ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 25th, 2013
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By Alemayehu G Mariam Over the past decade, hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians have voted with their feet to escape one of the most ruthless and brutal dictatorships in Africa. According to Ethiopia’s “Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs”, approximately 200,000 women sought employment abroad...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 24th, 2013
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Editors of Ethiopian Observer The killings, torture or inhuman treatment of fellow Ethiopians and the deaf ear of the West that claims they have the highest regard for Humanity, seems to have lost their collective conscience. What is happening in Saudi Arabia against Ethiopians gruesome torture, rape...