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Hundreds of people, including prominent Saudi businessmen and officials, were jailed at a luxury-hotel-turned-prison in Riyadh last November.

Abiy Ahmed's trip to Saudi Arabia marks his first official visit to a non-African country since becoming prime minister in April.

UAE-backed forces 'rape, abuse' African migrants detained in Yemen

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UAE-backed forces 'rape, abuse' African migrants detained in Yemen

The International Organization for Migration says some 87,000 people sought to reach war-torn Yemen from the Horn of Africa by boat in 2017.

<em>Ethiopians</em> 'to replace' Filipino domestic workers amid Kuwait-Manila dispute

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Ethiopians 'to replace' Filipino domestic workers amid Kuwait-Manila dispute

Ethiopian nationals will replace Filipino domestic workers in Kuwait, the Gulf state announced, after the Philippines banned its citizens from ...

Ethiopian immigration on hold after Israeli budget passes

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Ethiopian immigration on hold after Israeli budget passes

The reunification of hundreds of families split between Israel and Ethiopia is on hold after Israel failed to set aside funding for the ...

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Ethiopian Jews could be 'left out' of Israeli budget

Ethiopian Jews have been left uncertain whether they will reunite with their families in Israel after a scheduled vote on the issue was neglected ahead of the 2019 budget

Mat Nashed

EU migration deal emboldens war criminals in Sudan

Comment: By dealing with a militia state, the EU is now at the mercy of war lords who run the country, writes Mat Nashed.

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Ethiopian Jews threaten mass hunger strike over Israel move

Thousands of Ethiopian Jews prevented from reuniting with their families in Israel due to perceived racist policy-making are threatening to go ...

Alain Gresh

Who is losing the Nile?

Comment: For thousands of years the Nile has been the jugular vein of Egypt. Is Sisi about to lose control of the wealth and resources it ...

Ethiopia to release political prisoners, close detention camp

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Ethiopia to release political prisoners, close detention camp

Ethiopia's leader has announced plans to drop charges against political prisoners and close a notorious prison camp in what he called an effort ...

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Ethiopians mass deported by Saudi Arabia describe 'institutional abuse'

Ethiopian migrants who have been deported en-masse from Saudi Arabia describe their ordeal when dealing with 'abusive' Saudi authorities.

Saudi Arabia 'expels more than 1,300 <em>Ethiopians</em>'

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Saudi Arabia 'expels more than 1,300 Ethiopians'

Ethiopian officials say more than 70,000 people have returned home since Saudi Arabia ordered all undocumented migrants to leave in March.

France to take in refugees rescued from Libya

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France to take in refugees rescued from Libya

France will be the first country to welcome African refugees evacuated from Libya to Niger by the UN refugee agency, French officials announced ...

Ethiopia issues 30,000 emergency passports for Saudi-stranded workers

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Ethiopia issues 30,000 emergency passports for Saudi-stranded workers

In March, Saudi Arabia announced it was deporting undocumented migrants, granting a 90-day amnesty period in which foreigners could leave ...

Domestic workers death rate 'doubles' in Lebanon

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Domestic workers death rate 'doubles' in Lebanon

Migrant workers in Lebanon are dying at a rate of two every week, Lebanon's intelligence agency says, as rights for domestic employees in the ...

Monique Bouffé

Trump's plans to close Refugee Resettlement Program are inhumane

Comment: With a single stroke of his pen, Trump plans to close the US Refugee Resettlement Program, bringing anguish to a region he cannot hope to understand, writes Monique Bouffe.

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Hundreds feared dead in major Mediterranean refugee boat disaster

Around 180 people are presumed to have died in the first major refugee boat disaster of 2017 in the Mediterranean.

David Sheen

No saviour: Airlifted Ethiopian Jews face racism in Israel

Comment: Thirty-two years after the airlift that brought them to Israel, Ethiopian emigres are increasingly skeptical of the government's ...

Martin Armstrong

Fidel Castro and the House of Assad

Castro remained an ally of Bashar al-Assad even after he stepped down from power in 2006. Meanwhile regime ideologues ironically identified the ...

<em>Ethiopians</em> protest against government outside UN office in Cairo

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Ethiopians protest against government outside UN office in Cairo

Members of the Ethiopian Oromo and Amhara ethnic groups have gathered outside UNHCR's Cairo office to protest against the Addis Ababa ...

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Prison break: Yemeni guards assist 1,000 Ethiopians fleeing detention

Guards at a detention centre for illegal immigrants in Yemen's southern Shabwa province have helped 1,000 Ethiopian detainees escape, officials ...

Egypt refugee shipwreck death toll tops 100 Egypt refugee shipwreck death toll tops 100

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Egypt refugee shipwreck death toll tops 100

Survivors have said up to 450 people were on board the overcrowded fishing vessel that was heading to Italy from Egypt.

Suspecting <em>Ethiopians</em> and Arabs is 'natural': Israel's police chief

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Suspecting Ethiopians and Arabs is 'natural': Israel's police chief

Israeli officials and activists criticised comments by the country's police chief on Wednesday, which normalised racism against te Ethiopian ...

#BlackLivesMatter, Israel and the fight against racism

David Sheen

#BlackLivesMatter, Israel and the fight against racism

Comment: Ethiopians have so far resisted alliances with other minority groups, but Netanyahu’s manipulations may drive them towards it, ...

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