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Condo crime rate high in Addis Abeba, including looting, sexual assaults & human trafficking within the housing complexes, reveals MUDH study

16 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Tesfaye Getnet, Capital Ethiopia

Addis Ababa’s condominiums are becoming sites of criminality, according to a new study from the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing (MUDH). The study revealed incidents of looting, sexual assault as well as human trafficking within the housing complexes, with Jemmo and Summit sites being deemed prone to higher levels of crime.
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16 illegal Ethiopian entrants seized in Zambia: Youth, women, airmen, farmers, etc all flee the nation – Would this tragedy ever end for ‘fastest growing Ethiopia’?

2 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    Ethiopia is a source and, to a lesser extent, destination and transit country for men, women, and children who are subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking. Girls from Ethiopia’s rural areas are exploited in domestic servitude and, less frequently, prostitution within the country, while boys are subjected to forced labor in traditional weaving, herding, guarding, and street vending. The central market in Addis Ababa is home to the largest collection of brothels in Africa, with girls as young as 8-years-old in prostitution in these establishments. Ethiopian girls are forced into domestic servitude and prostitution outside of Ethiopia, primarily in Djibouti, South Sudan, and in the Middle East. Ethiopian boys are subjected to forced labor in Djibouti as shop assistants, errand boys, domestic workers, thieves, and street beggars. Young people from Ethiopia’s vast rural areas are aggressively recruited with promises of a better life and are likely targeted because of the demand for cheap domestic labor in the Middle East.

    –   US State Department Trafficking in Persons Report 2014


by Nakaubiana Shabongo, Times of Zambia

THE Immigration Department has arrested 16 Ethiopians who were found locked in a Nakonde house belonging to a suspected human trafficker, Justin Sikazwe.
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300 ኢትዮጵያውን በየቀኑ በህገ ወጥ መንገድ ከሀገር ሊወጡ ሲሉ ይያዛሉ – ፖሊስ 

13 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

በየቀኑ በአማካይ ወደ 300 የሚጠጉ ኢትዮጵያውያን በአፋር በኩል በህገ-ወጥ መንገድ ከሃገር ለመውጣት ሲሞክሩ በፖሊስ ቁጥጥር ስር እንደሚውሉ ተገለፀ፡፡ ሰሞኑን 70 ኢትዮጵያውያን በህገወጥ መንገድ ከአገር ለመውጣት ሲሞክሩ የመን ባህር ዳርቻ ላይ ህይወታቸው ማለፉ ድንጋጤን ፈጥሯል፡፡
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4 Eritrean bishops bemoan the state of desolate Eritrea

9 Jun

Posed by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Four Eritrean Catholic bishops have published a letter criticising life in the country – a rare move in one of the world’s most tightly controlled states.
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Editorial: Contradictions as governance profile

5 Nov

Addis Fortune editorial: Government Must Respect the Constitution Unconditionally
Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

Contradiction has become the latest addition to the compendium of traits with which Revolutionary Democracy is expressed with. Policy actions taken by one branch of the executive is seen disproved by the measures of another. Arguments over the actions are equally variable.
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53 Ethiopian migrants, all of them in their early 20s, held in Kenya

17 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

Police in Archers Post in Samburu county are holding 53 Ethiopian nationals arrested yesterday on their way to Nairobi, according to The Star. The Ethiopians in their early 20s were arrested near Lososia and Archers post in Samburu counties on their way to Isiolo and then Nairobi.
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TPLF’s fiction says human trafficking down in Ethiopia by 8% in 2013: How does it know?

3 Sep

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin   –  The Ethiopia Observatory

                                              Part I

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MOLSA) at the end of August 2013 reported that in the 2012/2013 budget year, human trafficking – the smuggling of people out of the country by force or deceitful means – went down by 8.0 percent, i.e., from a high of 198,000 in 2011/2012 to 182,000.
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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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