Nine arrested in Ethiopian immigrants protest over poor living conditions

Nine arrested in Ethiopian immigrants protest over poor living conditions

Few can afford to purchase an apartment, say organizers; several injured in clashes with police. Hartez By Nir Hasson Dec 3,2013 Hundreds of immigrants from Ethiopia demonstrated in Jerusalem on Tuesday against their poor housing conditions and the impossibility of purchasing an apartment. Nine protesters were arrested and several were injured in clashes with the […]

Ethiopia: Red Cross supports returnees from Saudi Arabia

Ethiopia: Red Cross supports returnees from Saudi Arabia

By Fekadu Ethiopia, Ethiopian Red Cross Society and Katherine Mueller, IFRC IFRC December 2,2013 The decision by the Government of Saudi Arabia to crack down on illegal immigrants is causing ripple effects at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Daily flights between the two countries have doubled to accommodate a rapid influx of Ethiopian […]

Saudi Billionaire Al-Amoudi Plans Two Cement Plants in Ethiopia

Saudi Billionaire Al-Amoudi Plans Two Cement Plants in Ethiopia

By William Davison Bloomberg Dec 2, 2013 Saudi billionaire Mohammed al-Amoudi, the biggest private investor in Ethiopia, plans to build two more cement factories in the Horn of Africa nation amid an improving investment environment. The plants will add to the $351 million facility al-Amoudi‚Äôs MIDROC Derba Cement opened in December 2011, the 67-year-old investor […]

Human Rights Watch appears to be short of unequivocal stance

Human Rights Watch appears to be short of unequivocal stance

December 1, 2013 Human Rights Watch published news on crackdown of Ethiopian and other migrant workers which started on November 4, 2013 in Manfouha neighbourhood. Much of the information HRW published is based on an eye witness account of four of five Ethiopian migrant workers Human Rights Watch spoke to in Riyadh. Although HRW is […]