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Girl Summit to take up Ethiopian ‘maid trade,’ child brides

Girl Summit to take up Ethiopian ‘maid trade,’ child brides

| July 24, 2014

(GIN)—At an upcoming “Girl Summit” this week in London, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) will speak out against a growing trend of young girls pushed to marry at 14 and then swiftly divorced, trapped in a cycle of child labor in order to send money to their parents in Ethiopia. The UK-based ODI will warn […]

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Saudis give boot to Ethiopians for visa infractions

Saudis give boot to Ethiopians for visa infractions

| November 21, 2013

(GIN)—A violent round-up of African and other foreign workers in Saudi Arabia whose visas are expired has struck fear into the immigrant community which was once welcomed in the Arab country to perform the low-level jobs Saudis did not want to do. Unemployment in Saudi Arabia has reportedly risen to 12 percent, putting pressure on […]

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