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Ethiopia: Details of expulsion or deportation of non-residents in 1997

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 June 1998
Citation / Document Symbol ETH29508.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Ethiopia: Details of expulsion or deportation of non-residents in 1997, 1 June 1998, ETH29508.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6abca78.html [accessed 26 July 2014]
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In early 1997, the Ethiopian Security, Immigration and Refugees affairs authority fined 55 foreigners and expelled nine others for illegal residence in the country because they had illegally entered into Ethiopia and failed to renew their visas and residence permits." At the time, 8,000 foreigners from 21 countries working in various disciplines were reportedly resident in the country (Ethiopian News Agency 30 March 1997; Xinhua News Agency 29 March 1997).

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.

References

Ethiopian News Agency (ENA). 30 March 1997. "Ethiopia Punishes 55 Foreigners for Violating Immigration Rules." (Africa News/NEXIS).

The Xinhua News Agency. 29 March 1997. "Ethiopia Punishes 55 Foreigners for Violating Immigration Rules." (NEXIS)

Additional Sources Consulted

Africa Research Bulletin [Oxford]. May 1997. Vol. 34. No. 4.

Horn of Africa Bulletin [Uppsala]. July-August 1997. Vol. 9. No. 4.

_____. March-April 1997. Vol. 9. No. 2.

The Indian Ocean Newsletter [Paris]. March 1997. Nos. 755-759.

New African [London]. March - May 1997. Nos. 350-352.

UNHCR. 1998. The State of the World's Refugees 1997-1998: A Humanitarian Agenda. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

US Committee for Refugees (USCR). 1997. World Refugee Survey. Washington, DC: USCR.

Electronic sources: IRB Databases, LEXIS/NEXIS, Internet, REFWORLD, World News Connection (WNC).

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