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Ethiopia Declares National Emergency

  • State broadcaster of Ethiopia has issued a statement announcing a state of national emergency, a day after unexpected resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. Ehiopia has witnessed severe unrest in the last three years, which resulted in death of hundreds of people. A 10-month long state of emergency was lifted in the beleaguered country only last year. No details have been furnished by the state broadcaster regarding the restrictions after imposition of the national emergency. At the time of resignation, Ethiopian PM Hailemariam said that his resignation was necessitated to maintain sustainable peace and democracy, on one hand, and carry out reforms, on the other.