World Report 2014: Ethiopia

Hopes that Ethiopia’s new leadership would pursue human rights reforms following Prime Minister Meles Zenawi’s death in August 2012 have been shattered; there was no tangible change of policy in 2013. Instead, the Ethiopian authorities continue to severely restrict the rights to freedom of expression, association, and peaceful assembly, using repressive More...

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By Admin On Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
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Conflict over political power in contemporary Ethiopia

January 13, 2015 By Abeyot Bogale Violent conflict, in Ethiopia, is one of the major factors adversely affecting development. It diverts key resources what could have been otherwise used productively. These conflicts More...

By Admin On Saturday, March 1st, 2014
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Ethiopians return home to a bleak future

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Ahmed, 20 years old, weakly sits down in a chair under the hot sun, dazed, as young men and women jostle in the yard around him. He has just been deported from Saudi Arabia after a month-long imprisonment, More...

By Admin On Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
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Ethiopians say: #SomeoneTellSaudiArabia Twitter users strike back online after police clashes with migrants.

Ethiopians online are condemning Saudi Arabia’s crackdown on migrant workers after clashes between Saudi police and foreigners in southern Riyadh left at least two dead and many more injured. Police identified More...

By Admin On Monday, November 11th, 2013
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Ethiopia: Gov’t Summons Saudi Ambassador Over Killing and Abuse

Addis Ababa — Ethiopia’s foreign ministry has summoned Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Addis Ababa demanding explanation over the killing and ill-treatment of Ethiopian citizens in the gulf nation. An More...

By Admin On Monday, November 11th, 2013
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An Ethiopian worker speaks with a Saudi security force while waiting to be repatriated, in Manfouha

November 11, 2013 An Ethiopian worker speaks with a member of Saudi security forces as she waits in a bus with her countrymen to be repatriated, in Manfouha, southern Riyadh, November 11, 2013. Thousands of mostly More...

By Admin On Sunday, November 10th, 2013
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Ethiopians threaten to protest in Kuwait

November 10, 2013 KUWAIT/RIYADH: Ethiopian workers in Kuwait threatened to protest yesterday after they were fired by their company. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour is investigating the matter after a More...

By Admin On Sunday, November 10th, 2013
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Ethiopian dies during Saudi raid on illegal workers

Saudi police have confirmed an Ethiopian migrant died during raids on illegal workers in the kingdom. Authorities have been searching businesses and public places in search of foreign workers who failed to legalise More...

By Admin On Sunday, November 10th, 2013
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Thousands of Ethiopians in Riyadh seek repatriation after riot

November 10, 2013 RIYADH: Thousands of mostly African workers gathered in Riyadh on Sunday seeking repatriation after two people were killed in overnight rioting that followed a visa crackdown by Saudi authorities. One More...

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