Archive | November 24, 2016

Ethiopian women face new threat of human trafficking as economic gains slow to trickle down

By Tom Gardner ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Women in Ethiopia live under constant fear of violence, illness, hunger and poverty but they are now also facing a new threat – human trafficking, according to veteran women’s rights campaigner Bogaletch Gebre. Although a state-led industrial drive has transformed Ethiopia into one of Africa’s fastest-growing […]

Ethiopia Kilinto prison inmates charged over deadly fire

(BBC News) — At least 38 prisoners have been charged in an Ethiopian court with causing a fire that killed dozens of fellow inmates in September. The authorities say more than 20 inmates died when fire broke out at the Kilinto prison, on the outskirts of the capital Addis Ababa. Charges against the prisoners contradict […]

Why is the Ethiopian diaspora so influential?

By James Jeffrey (BBC News) — During a year of anti-government protests throughout Ethiopia, its global diaspora, particularly that in the US, has been deeply involved – and not just vocally, writes Addis Ababa-based journalist James Jeffrey. Twitter and Facebook have been blocked since a six-month state of emergency was imposed last month as the […]

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