Now Ethiopia's Prime Minister Resigns

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has submitted his resignation as both premier and the chairman of the ruling coalition. His government has faced a crisis of legitimacy amidst huge protests, particularly by members of the populous Oromo and Amhara groups. Hundreds have been killed in resulting clashes with security forces.



Photo: UN

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

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