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Joey Ayoub for Addis Standard November 21/2019 – Under Lebanon’s horrific Kafala (‘sponsorship’) system, the legal status of migrant domestic workers is tied to that of their employers. In effect this means that if, out of desperation, she flees the house, she automatically becomes an illegal alien. On the streets of …

Zecharias Zelalem Addis Abeba November 18/2019 – Hundreds standing outside near an Addis Abeba Bole International Airport terminal anxiously awaited the news of the safe landing of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that took off from Beirut’s Rafic Hariri International Airport. Elsewhere, such news might have been greeted with cheers and …

Addis Abeba, September 23/2019 – The National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) said on Saturday September 21 that it has captured various groups of suspected al-shabaab and ISIS members on a mission to carry out terrorist attacks on various targeted areas in Ethiopia, including the capital Addis Abeba. NISS’ statement …