100,000 Ethiopians sent back from Saudi Arabia: Addis Ababa

AFP , Thursday 5 Dec 2013

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Ethiopians gather as they wait to be repatriated in Manfouha, southern Riyadh, 10 November 2013 (Photo: Reuters)

Ethiopia has repatriated over 100,000 citizens from Saudi Arabia, Addis Ababa's foreign ministry said Thursday, following a violent crackdown against illegal immigrants in the oil-rich kingdom.

Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom said that up to 50,000 more citizens are still expected to come home.

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