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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 …

Please Click Here to download the pdf version of this Special Edition Zecharias Zelalem Translations and additional reporting from Bileh Jelan. Addis Abeba, July 25/2019 – “She loved life and she loved her family,” Tigist Tafesse says while fighting back tears when asked to describe her late sister Desta. “All …