Tag Archives: Lebanon

Ethiopia’s mismanaged jobless double-digit growth & repression: A lethal combination of the push factor behind Ethiopian migration

9 Oct

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Caption Ethiopian women flocking to the Middle East in search of jobs.

Alem Dechasa, an Ethiopian domestic in Beirut was yesterday’s horrific story of abuses of the collective – domestic workers – by Middle East societies. A Master’s Degree thesis by Nami Belihu Ketema in 2014 at the University of Oregon recalled the following in its introduction about Alem Dechassa, whose abuser and violator of her human dignity Lebanon has hardly cared to seize and apply to him and his accomplices the laws in their book:
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Hypocrisy of travel ban on domestic workers, when the regime tolerates known abuses by foreign firms in & around Addis Abeba

31 Oct

by Keffyalew Gebremedhin – Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

Sometimes, one cannot help miserably wondering why situations or events seem to conspire against Ethiopia and its citizens – a nation with a young people whose Option One increasingly seems to be fleeing their country by any means and any way possible.
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How reliable is new revelation about Egypt-Sudan plan to sabotage Ethiopia’s Nile dam?

1 Sep

Editor’ Note

    While Egypt and the Sudan had maintained common position in the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), in reality relations between the two sides since mid-2009 have hardly been as strong to enable them carry out joint operations or collaborate for military action against Ethiopia. After all, for a while now the Sudan has been at war with and within itself to manage such undertaking.
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The Ethiopian state, political exorcism, possessed population

2 Jun

By Abadir M. Ibrahim*

As a group, Ethiopian Muslims had been formally marginalized from the Ethiopian mainstream and discriminated against until the demise of the Imperial regime. Although Islam as a religion and Muslims as a group are still at the margins of the political and cultural mainstream, the contents of Ethiopia’s inter-Muslim politics have from time to time spilled into the political mainstream.
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When suicide is the only escape

8 Apr

By Khaled A Beydoun

Washington, DC – For Alem Dechesa, death was the only way out. For thousands of voiceless Ethiopian domestic workers working in Lebanon, suicide is the only avenue for escaping a nihilistic existence.
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Arabsat confirms to Lebanese officials Ethiopia’s jamming of its transmission

16 Feb

The Daily Star

BEIRUT: Preliminary investigations into the jamming of Arabsat satellite transmission shows that it is originating from Ethiopia, Telecommunications Minister Nicolas Sehnaoui said Wednesday, calling on Arabsat’s operator to secure new frequencies for its transmission in Lebanon.
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Ethiopian Airlines refutes ET409 crash report

18 Jan

By Kaleyesus Bekele, The Reporter

The Lebanese Authority blames Pilot for Accident

Ethiopian Airlines strongly refutes the final investigation report released yesterday by the Lebanese Ministry of Public Works and Transport regarding the accident of ET 409 that took place on January 25, 2010. The Airline maintained that the Lebanese Government had been speculating the cause of the accident as pilot error right from the day of the accident contrary to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Annex 13.
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