Ethiopian Business Review

For Americans, the beginning of 2014 marked the launch of a new healthcare system popularly known as “Obamacare”. This health insurance coverage is expected to cut the number of uninsured in half, or about 25 million people, in the next 10 years. Under the much publicized scheme, the US government plans to reshape the healthcare system by allowing as many as seven million people to buy insurance and 8.7 million new beneficiaries to enroll in 2014 alone. 

Saturday, 15 February 2014 06:00
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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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