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February 2013

How Ethiopians are being pushed off their land

Indian companies are among the biggest land holders in the African country through deals concluded in dubious circumstances “It is not a land-grab, it is a life-grab. It is daylight robbery. But if we protest, if we speak the truth, we could end up in jail or worse.” Obang Metho was referring to the leasing of land to foreign companies in Ethiopia, spreading over

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Tragedies persist for domestic workers

BEIRUT: When Alem Dechasa-Desisa hung herself by her bed sheets in a psychiatric hospital last March, she heightened a fury that had already been sparked when a video of the Ethiopian domestic worker’s beating outside her consulate went viral. Nearly a year later, the first hearing in the case against the man who dragged her into his car while she screamed is at hand.

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