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Ethiopia woman lived modern day slavery at hands of Dubai couple

Ethiopia woman lived modern day slavery at hands of Dubai couple.

ADDIS ABABA: Women’s rights groups in France successfully rescued an Ethiopian woman who had been living in modern day slavery by a Dubai couple vacationing in Paris, Trust Law reported.

According to the Committee Against Modern Slavery and the Women’s Association United, the woman was rescued after hotel workers contacted the two groups, who in turn alerted French police of the situation facing the young woman.

According to women’s groups in Ethiopia, who spoke to Bikyamasr.com of the woman’s situation, she faced physical and verbal abuse by the Dubai couple at the Paris hotel.

“After this, police investigated and found gross violations at the hands of the couple and have removed the woman from the situation, which can be summed up as slavery,” a women’s group representative confirmed to Bikyamasr.com on Saturday in Addis Ababa. Read more →

አቶ ኃይለማርያም፤ “ሜዳውም ፈረሱም ያው…” ታድያ በቅጡ ይጋልቡ!? – ከአቤ ቶኪቻው

አቶ ኃይለማርያም ደሳለኝ በጠቅላይ ሚኒስቴሩ ወንበር ላይ ለመቀመጥ ቤተመንግስቱ በራፍ ላይ ቆመዋል። ለነገሩ እንኳ ሰውየው ደጃፍ ላይ ከቆሙ ቆይተዋል። ነገር ግን የኢህአዴግ ሰዎች “አናስገባም ሰርገኛ እደጅ ይቆይ…” ብለው ደጅ ሲያስጠኗቸው ሰነባበቱ። ይገበሉ ተብሎ ሲጠበቅ የነበረው ቢያንስ ኢቲቪ እና የመንግስት “ባሉካዎች” የጠቅላይ ሚኒስሩን ሞት በሰሙ በሁለት እና ሶስት ቀናት ውስጥ ነበር። ነገር ግን ይኸው ዛሬም ገና ፓርላማው ጠቅላይነታቸውን እስኪያፀድቅላቸው እንደ ቆሎ ተማሪ ደጅ መቆም ግዴታቸው ሆኗል። Read more →

Ethiopia Finally Has a New Prime Minister?

Written by Alemayehu G. Mariam

It seems Ethiopia finally has a new prime minister. Two days ago, the leaders of the ruling EPDRF party approved Hailemariam Desalegn, the current deputy prime minister [DPM], to replace the late Meles Zenawi as party chief and prime minister. But Hailemariam will not be sworn in until early October according to Bereket Simon. No explanation was given for the two-week delay. Prior public statements by Bereket indicating that Hailemariam will be sworn into office following a special session of parliament have proven to be false. Whether Hailemariam will indeed be sworn into office in October remains to be seen. Read more →

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