Somali Youth protest in opposition to Ethiopian Airways discriminatory insurance policies

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The Somali Youth Fed gathered in #Jigjiga at the moment to protest in opposition to Ethiopian Airways’ discriminatory insurance policies each by way of hiring practices & pricing. They’ve known as for a 72 hr boycott of the airline

@flyethiopian ought to hearken to the considerations/ calls for of the folks.

Najah Mohamed Garad- an aspiring pilot was shortlisted and known as to be interviewed on the #Ethiopian Aviation Academy in Addis. In his interview they requested him: Do you could have household in Mogadishu? & Do you ever contact Mogadishu?

Najah responded that he has no household in #Mogadishu nor does he contact anybody there. The three male interviewees continued to interrogate Najah in a transparent try to determine some type of hyperlink between his Somali id and Mogadishu- as if it is a crime!

Following this unacceptable line of questioning, they congratulated Najah on his acceptance onto this system primarily based on his glorious file & was informed to attend downstairs. An hour later, the listing of profitable candidates was revealed, & to Najah’s surprise- his identify was NOT listed!

Najah’s expertise with @flyethiopian is only one of many comparable circumstances confronted by Somalis searching for to enter the #Ethiopian Aviation Academy- it reveals a constant sample of bias that youth within the area have determined to take a agency stance in opposition to.

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