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The Somali Youth Fed gathered in #Jigjiga today to protest against Ethiopian Airlines' discriminatory policies both in terms of hiring practices & pricing. They have called for a 72 hr boycott of the airline

@flyethiopian should listen to the concerns/ demands of the people.
On @flyethiopian’s discrimination towards Somalis:

Najah Mohamed Garad- an aspiring pilot was shortlisted and called to be interviewed at the #Ethiopian Aviation Academy in Addis. In his interview they asked him: Do you have family in Mogadishu? & Do you ever contact Mogadishu?
Najah responded that he has no family in #Mogadishu nor does he contact anyone there. The 3 male interviewees continued to interrogate Najah in a clear attempt to establish some form of link between his Somali identity and Mogadishu- as though this is a crime!
Following this unacceptable line of questioning, they congratulated Najah on his acceptance onto the program based on his excellent record & was told to wait downstairs. An hour later, the list of successful applicants was revealed, & to Najah’s surprise- his name was NOT listed!
Najah’s experience with @flyethiopian is just one of many similar cases faced by Somalis seeking to enter the #Ethiopian Aviation Academy- it reveals a consistent pattern of bias that youth in the region have decided to take a firm stance against.
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