Ethiopian Business Review

Ethiopians are well known for respecting and caring for their elders.  Many have worked their entire lives and have given their time, energy and money to their country. However, when the time comes for them to retire, the truth arrives and they are often all cashed out. 

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 09:00
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Following the expiry of the seven month period given by the government of Saudi Arabia, for illegal immigrants to be legal or leave the country voluntarily, the public security apparatus of the Islamic kingdom was in full swing. This has led to the arrest and detention of hundreds of thousands of immigrants for eventual deportation. The operation has been violent in some instances. The police crackdown was more brutal in places like Manfouha, a district of Riyadh, known for high concentration of immigrants from East Africa especially from Ethiopia. Hooligan citizens of the Arab state were part of the show, thanks to the blind eye given by the police.  Different media out lets have reported that unnecessary force has been used by the police against the immigrants. And following this three people were killed and all three are reported to be Ethiopians. One of the deceased was said to be killed run over by a police car during a chase.  To date close to 120,000 Ethiopians have been deported from Saudi Arabia, with many incidences of rape and sexual harassment, physical and psychological abuses and inhuman treatments.

Monday, 16 December 2013 00:00
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On January 6, 2011, on the eve of Ethiopian Christmas, the Ministry of Trade imposed price caps on selected basic commodities including meat. The decision was meant to curb the ever skyrocketing prices of basic food items. High government officials affirmed that the price caps were a retort to price gouging by merchants taking advantage on consumers and vowed to put a stop to this “market disorder.”

Sunday, 15 December 2013 06:00
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