ETHIOPIA ||| Trafficked into slavery: The dark side of Addis Ababa’s growth

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By Tom Gardner

ADDIS ABABA, May 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – It was the promise of education in Addis Ababa that led 11- year-old Embet to take the fateful decision to leave home.

The young girl from Debat, a small town in Ethiopia’s Amhara region, packed up and left for the capital in the company of her older neighbour, who said that her relatives there would welcome her into their home, pay her 200 Ethiopian birr ($8) a month to look after their young children, and send her to school.

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