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‘Callous’ EU politics on migrants costing lives, UN rights chief warns

21 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

20 April 2015 (UN News): Following the loss of some 700 lives after a boat carrying migrants capsized and sank over the weekend, the UN human rights chief has urged European Union (EU) governments to take a “more sophisticated, more courageous and less callous approach” to coping with the flows of migrants towards Europe.
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Italy arrests two over migrant boat sinking

21 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The captain and a crew member of a boat that capsized off Libya on Sunday, killing hundreds of migrants, have been arrested, Italian officials say.
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Cairo & Khartoum have hands in trafficking & torture of Horn of Africa citizens

13 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory
By Gerry Simpson

Mesfin fled his country in early 2012 in the dead of night. Eritrea’s repressive regime had forced him, like tens of thousands of other men and women there, to become a soldier at 16, with the prospect of lifelong involuntary military service. He fled his barracks but was caught.
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PM laments about uncontrollable human trafficking in Ethiopia, while suppressing its root causes

10 Jun
    Editor’s Note:

    It is very, very sad PM HMD should state: “[I]t is becoming difficult to control the flow of citizens to neighboring and Middle East countries in search of jobs before making use of domestic job opportunities.” This way of phrasing the problem is quite misleading. It suggests that Ethiopians would in anyways bolt to Middle East countries to become maids and servants, even if there could be jobs at home.
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Envoy visits Ethiopian graves in Dodoma; praises Tanzania, pledging more controls – typical ruling party response

6 Jul

Posted by Admin, from The Guardian, 5 June 2012
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