Ethiopian capital eyes ban on sex work, street begging
<figure>Begging could soon be banned in Addis Ababa, according to laws under discussion (AFP Photo/MARCO LONGARI)More</figure>
Addis Ababa (AFP) – Officials in Ethiopia’s capital are weighing bans on sex work and street begging, the latest in a series of measures intended to clean up the country’s image, the mayor’s office said Thursday.
Draft legislation detailing the terms of the bans is still being finalised.
But Feven Teshome, press secretary for the Addis Ababa mayor’s office, told AFP that it was necessary to combat worsening “social problems” in the city of more than three million people.
“We estimate there are over 50,000 beggars and more than 10,000 street prostitutes in Addis Ababa. The draft law aims to eliminate these social problems that also create a bad image for Ethiopia,” Feven said.
A Suspected Serial Killer Has Been Linked To The Murders Of Four Women
“We have been able to take what we believe is a serial killer off the streets, and had we not done this, we’re pretty sure he would’ve killed again.”
<figure>Brynn Anderson / APDave Aronberg, state attorney for Palm Beach County, Florida, at a news conference.</figure>
A Florida man believed to be a serial killer linked to the murders of four women has been arrested, officials said Monday.
Robert Hayes, 37, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder Sunday in the 2016 death of a woman named Rachel Bey. DNA evidence also linked Hayes to the unsolved murders of Laquetta Gunther, Julie Green, and Iwana Patton, who were all found naked with gunshot wounds to the head in Daytona Beach in 2005 and 2006, authorities said.
“We have been able to take what we believe is a serial killer off the streets,” said Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw. “And had we not done this, we’re pretty sure he would’ve killed again.”