ZeHabesha – 03 Mar 2014
የጅዳ ቆንስል ሃላፊዎች ሆይ ለወገኖቻችሁ ድረሱላቸው!
* ተጽእኖ ፈጣሪዎችም እታድክሙን ፣ ሂዱና እየሆነ ያለውን ተመልከቱ!
ዘገባ ነብዩ ሲራክ ከሳዑዲ አረቢያ
ዛሬ ረፋድ ላይም በተንቀሳቃሽ ስልኬ ደውለው እጃችሁን ስጡ ተብለው በሰጡ እየደረሰባቸው ያለው መጉላላት በመክበዱ ወደ የሞት ሽረት አድርገው ቁርጡን ለማወቅ እንደሚገደዱና ይህንንም ” ለጅዳ ቆንስል መስሪያ ቤት ሃላፊዎችና ለአለም ድምጻችን አሰማልን !” ሲሉ እያለቀሱ ሃሳባቸውን ሲያስረዱኝ መጭውን ለመገመት አዳጋች አልነበረም። Read More
Ethiopia is a federal republic. The ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), a coalition of four ethnically based parties, controls the government. In September 2012, following the death of former Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, parliament elected Hailemariam Desalegn as prime minister. In national parliamentary elections in 2010, the EPRDF and affiliated parties won 545 of 547 seats to remain in power for a fourth consecutive five-year term. Although the relatively few international officials allowed to observe the elections concluded that technical aspects of the vote were handled competently, some also noted that an environment conducive to free and fair elections was not in place prior to the election. Authorities generally maintained control over the security forces, although Somali Region Special Police and local militias sometimes acted independently. Security forces committed human rights abuses. Read More
Al Jazeera Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Ahmed, 20 years old, weakly sits down in a chair under the hot sun, dazed, as young men and women jostle in the yard around him. He has just been deported from Saudi Arabia after a month-long imprisonment, like the others at this crowded migrant transit center in Ethiopia’s capital. But Ahmed’s ordeal is unique. He bears fresh scars across his knees, down his upper arms, and across his stomach. With a medical investigation by an Ethiopian doctor still ongoing, preliminary results show so far that Ahmed is missing his left kidney. His short-term memory fails him. Ahmed, who comes from Ethiopia’s central Amhara region, does remember paying a couple hundred dollars to human smugglers for the dangerous, illegal passage to Djibouti, across the sea to Yemen, and north to Saudi Arabia. He worked for a year and a half as a carpenter in Riyadh, living with other Ethiopian migrants and sending home meagre wages to his impoverished family. Three months ago Ahmed recalls waking up in a Riyadh hospital room with jagged wounds crisscrossing his body, but with no recollection about how he got them, or how he got there. Promptly transferred to an overcrowded Riyadh prison because of his illegal immigration status, Ahmed was finally deported home by plane a few weeks ago. He is waiting to hear the doctor’s final prognosis before he returns to his village, a sickly version of his former self. Read More
By Mahdere Paulos Hirigo
Early in 2013, Saudi authorities announced plans to purge alleged illegal migrants from the kingdom in order to reduce the 12 percent unemployment rate and create jobs for Saudi citizens. In July, King Abdullah set an extended deadline of November 4 for migrants to either obtain proper documentation for their employment status or leave the country.
However, before the expiry of this amnesty, which was linked to employment rules in a new law, Saudi police rounded up thousands of migrant workers, particularly Ethiopians, in Riyadh and Jeddah, where most reside. As documented by various media outlets, the Ethiopian workers faced beatings, torture, and other abuse, and related violence has left at least three people dead. There have also been reports of migrant women being gang raped by vigilantes and Saudi police, with Ethiopian women suffering most substantially. Read More
In appreciation of Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA)for the Support Given to The Center for the Rights of Ethiopian Women (CREW) in 2013
The Center for the Rights of Ethiopian Women (CREW) sends its well wishes for a happy and peaceful new year to all members of our community. We are grateful to individuals and organizations that have supported us in 2013. We would like to extend our special thanks to the Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA ) for the support it gave our organization in 2013. Following are the generous support of ESFNA: Read More