Human rights activists have criticised Ethiopia’s continuing recruitment of women for domestic work in Saudi Arabia.
Zecharias Zelalem is a freelance journalist with a focus on Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa as a whole.
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Ahead of the second anniversary of the start of Ethiopia’s civil war, there are concerns about the latest peace deal.
The Ethiopian forces and Tigrayan rebels failed to progress in peace talks during a five-month truce period.
Citizens at home and in diaspora accuse the state of complicity in targeted massacres of certain ethnic groups.
Twenty-two media employees have been arrested across Ethiopia this year alone.
A number of factors including lack of details and conflicting statements continue to shroud the truce in mystery.
Amhara residents say Tigrayan fighters unleashed a campaign of horror during a five-month occupation of the area.
Civilians held without charge accuse Ethiopian security officers of systematic extortion and increasing abuse.
The anniversary of Ethiopia’s brutal and expanding conflict finds the country in a seemingly inescapable quagmire.
Government officials maintain focus of operations in region is suspected rebels and not civilians.