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Ethiopia lifts ban on domestic workers moving overseas

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F1E79B80-8768-426E-BCA0-452E02A16184Ethiopians attend a religious festival in Addis Ababa on January 19, 2018. Ethiopia has lifted a ban on domestic workers moving overseas after passing a new law to guard against ill-treatment. (AFP / ZACHARIAS ABUBEKER)

Addis Ababa – Ethiopia has lifted a ban on domestic workers moving overseas after passing a new law to guard against ill-treatment, a government official said on Thursday.

Africa’s second-most populous country instituted the ban five years ago following reports of abuse, and complaints that employment agencies lured Ethiopians into working abroad in illegal and appalling conditions.

Abebe Haile, a director at the labour ministry, said the new law regulates employment agencies that connect jobless Ethiopians with work in foreign countries.

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“ፍራቻን ከሰው ትከሻ ላይ ያወረደ ስብሰባ ነበር” የቪዥን ኢትዮጵያ ፕሬዚዳንት ፕሮፌሰር ጌታቸው በጋሻው

3EB79515-A8F7-4E3A-A8F9-AD5E8E916533_w640_r1_sኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ እየጨመሩ የሚሄዱትን ግጭቶች ለመፍታትና የብሔራዊ አንድነት መንፈስን ለማጠናከር በሚያስችሉ ወቅታዊ ጉዳዮች ላይ በቪዥን ኢትዮጵያ እና በኢትዮጵያ ሳተላይት ሬዲዮና ቴሌቭዥን(ኢሳት)አዘጋጅነት ዋሽንግተን ዲሲ ውስጥ የሁለት ቀን ውይይት ተካሂዶ ነበር። ጽዮን ግርማ ስለውይይቱና ውይይቱን በተመለከተ የቪዥን ኢትዮጵያን ፕሬዝዳንት ፕሮፌሰር ጌታቸው በጋሻውን አነጋግራ ተከታዩን ዘግባለች፡

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At least 75 killed in Ethiopia protests: HRW

The wreckage of a truck torched during recent demonstrations is seen along the road in Holonkomi town, in Oromiya region of Ethiopia

The wreckage of a truck torched during recent demonstrations is seen along the road in Holonkomi town, in Oromiya region of Ethiopia, December 17, 2015 (Reuters)

At least 75 people have been killed during weeks of protests in Ethiopia which have seen soldiers and police firing on demonstrators, Human Rights Watch said on Saturday.

“Police and military forces have fired on demonstrations, killing at least 75 protesters and wounding many others, according to activists,” HRW said in a statement. Read more →

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