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Ethiopia refugee law faces backlash

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (January 21, 2019) Ethiopia’s new refugee law which grants more rights to refugees, such as work permits and access to education, faces opposition from the Anywaks of Gambella who said the law did not take the reality in the region into account. Gambella is host to most of the about 900,000 refugees the country is ...

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Ethiopia passes amnesty law

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 28, 2018) The Ethiopian Parliament today passed an amnesty law to “pardon” those individuals that the government formerly accused, charged and/or sentenced after alleged crimes such as “attempt to overthrow the government, outrage against the constitution, treason and other political crimes.” The long awaited law comes after severe criticism against the previous administration, controlled ...

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