Beyond Outrage: How the African Diaspora Can Support Migrant Worker Rights in the Middle East – Opinion

By – Kumera Genet In the past weeks, Ethiopians have protested at Saudi Embassies around the world because of recently posted videos documenting wanton violence against Ethiopian migrant workers in Saudi... Read more »

Over 35,000 held at Al-Shumaysi detention center – Saudi Gazette

By Abdulrahman Al-Ali JEDDAH – More than 35,000 illegal expats are being held at detention center in Al-Shumaysi on Jeddah-Makkah expressway, Director of Public Relations in Makkah Region Police... Read more »

Ethiopian Housemaid to be executed for killing sponsor and her baby

Ethiopian woman stabbed mum 117 times after being in job for one week Ras Al Khaimah: The Cassation Court of Ras Al Khaimah has upheld the death sentence imposed... Read more »

When suicide is the only escape. Ethiopians in Lebanon

A revolution is needed to push the Lebanese government’s hand to make the requisite reforms to its labour laws. Washington, DC – For Alem Dechesa, death was the only... Read more »

Ethiopian Christians to be deported from Saudi Arabia

Some 35 Ethiopian Christians face deportation from Saudi Arabia for “illicit mingling”, the global rights body Human Rights Watch (HRW) says. Police arrested the group – including 29 women... Read more »

Kuwaiti man arrested after Ethiopian maid beaten to death

A Kuwaiti citizen has been arrested for allegedly beating his Ethiopian housekeeper to death, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported on Tuesday. Citing legal sources, Al-Jarida daily said the man, who... Read more »

Ethiopia suspends five Saudi recruitment agencies

DAMMAM – Ethiopian authorities have suspended the operations of five Saudi foreign recruitment agencies, criticizing what they claim is exploitation of domestic servants by these companies in Saudi Arabia.... Read more »

Court Questions Housewife for Allegedly Trying to Kill Maid in Dubai

Suicide attempt charges against 18-year-old victim dropped Dubai: A housewife is being questioned for attempting to murder her maid by throwing her off a balcony after the latter’s charge... Read more »

Ethiopian driver found dead with stab wounds in UAE

SHARJAH — The Sharjah Police are investigating the death of a 28-year-old Ethiopian man whose body was found with several stab wounds in his room at his sponsor’s house... Read more »

Saudi Arabia Wants Thousands of Ethiopian Housemaids Every Month

Recruits from Ethiopia are being considered to fill the gap that will be left by Filipino and Indonesian domestic workers in Saudi Arabia. According to Yahya Hassan Al-Maqbool, head... Read more »