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Ethiopian Immigration

Addis Abeba, december 17/2029 –After months in Yemen, Fuad Faris returned to Ethiopia in 2018. He had spent his savings in a bid to reach Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in search of a well-paying job. His dreams were, however, shattered after being intercepted in Yemen for irregularly crossing into the country.  “I …

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 …