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South Sudan Bans Employment of Foreign Workers, Orders Replacement by Locals

South Sudan's government issues a circular giving one month's notice to NGOs to stop employing foreigners in 'critical positions'. It reads: "All non-governmental organisations" must tell "all the aliens working with them in all the positions  to cease working."
A ban on employment of all foreigners? South Sudan’s government issues a circular giving one month’s notice to NGOs to stop employing foreigners in ‘critical positions’. It reads: “All non-governmental organisations” must tell “all the aliens working with them in all the positions to cease working.”

By AFP,

AUTHORITIES in South Sudan announced Tuesday a ban on foreign workers, including aid agency staff, and ordered their jobs to be given to locals.

There was no immediate explanation for the ban, which comes as NGOs warn of a looming famine caused by nine months of civil war in the country, which is heavily dependent on foreign aid.

A government statement, published in several newspapers, ordered “all non-governmental organisations, private companies, banks, insurance companies, telecommunication companies, petroleum companies, hotels and lodges working in South Sudan (…) to notify all the aliens working with them in all the positions to cease working as from 15th October.”  Continue reading South Sudan Bans Employment of Foreign Workers, Orders Replacement by Locals

Kuwait Banned All Ethiopians from Entering the Country

More than any other nationalities, Ethiopian maids in Kuwait have terrorized the community with high number of murder and theft cases. The decision by the Interior ministry, however, comes short of deporting all Ethiopians from the country despite intense pressure from lawmakers. The question is, what drives these poor souls to commit such offences in the first place?

By Muna Al-Fuzai,

KUWAIT is no more open to Ethiopians – male or female workers cannot enter the country. Such a decision is like labeling a nation with the mark of being killers and crazies that need to be banned in order to keep Kuwait safe and secure from possible threats.

The Ministry of Interior suspended the entry of all male and female Ethiopians workers since February because of the crime rate recorded among this nationality in terms of murder and theftContinue reading Kuwait Banned All Ethiopians from Entering the Country

Ethiopia’s 4th Largest Export, Khat, Suffers after European Ban

Khat is a thriving business and an important cash crop for the corrupt authorities in Ethiopia. The internationally illegal drug, however, is popular among youth and adults in Ethiopia who spends their productive time by chewing it ceremoniously and for long time. The drug is associated with dangerous habits such as drinking, unprotected sex, reproductive and HIV AIDS problem among the use. Who is to blame?

By AFP,

FOR a town seen as a key trading centre for khat, a drug that is banned in many countries, Ethiopia’s Awaday can seem pretty drowsy and laid-back.

As the sun sets on the small eastern town, farmers and brokers of the amphetamine shrub rouse from an afternoon slumber to cut deals in the bustling market, one of the busiest centres of international trade for the leaves.

Khat, a multi-million dollar business for countries across the Horn of Africa and in Yemen, consists of the succulent purple-stemmed leaves and shoots of a bush whose scientific name is Catha edulisContinue reading Ethiopia’s 4th Largest Export, Khat, Suffers after European Ban

Is Canada Looking for Excuses to Sever ties with Eritrea?

The absurdity of the complaints is simply ridiculous. The consulate is not contacting any of these individuals and soliciting funds for 2% or otherwise. If any individual voluntarily contacts the Consulate and inquires on his/her requirements for receiving benefits or services as an Eritrean citizen, the consulate has no choice but to inform them of the requirements and direct them on how they can fulfill these requirements. How in the world can this be considered ‘extortion’ and ‘intimidation’?

Under international law, it is permissible for a State to tax citizens residing abroad as long as the state doesn’t took action without the consent of the territory of another State to recover the fund. Eritrea has done nothing wrong in terms of such

By TesfaNews,

Diaspora Eritreans are expressing their outrage over Canada’s Conservative Government for its unethical, arbitrary and unfair handling of the Eritrean 2% Recovery and Rehabilitation Tax (aka ‘Diaspora Tax’).

The coordinated campaigns and concerted media pressure against the voluntary tax are seen to be not only denying the right of Eritreans with dual citizenship in the promotion of development projects in their country of origin, but is also discriminator in practice. It appears the Government is seeking a ruse that would lead to severing the shaky diplomatic relations with Eritrea.  Continue reading Is Canada Looking for Excuses to Sever ties with Eritrea?