Ethiopia Lifts State of Emergency
The emergency was first declared in October 2016 after a series of protests by the Oromo people, and extended by parliament for a further four months.
Oromo protesters (file photo).
Parliament Ends State of Emergency
allAfrica, 4 August 2017
Ethiopia lifted the state of emergency first imposed in October 2016, according to Addis Standard. An emergency session by members of parliament was called to make the decision on… Read more »
The government has eased some restrictions relating to movement and communications in order to enable local and foreign investment. Read more »
The House of Representatives has voted unanimously to extend the current state of emergency by four months. It was first declared in October 2016 and was due to end in April 2017. Read more »
It is now eight months into the country's state of emergency, imposed in October 2016 to crush the biggest protests in 25 years. The unrest started in the Oromia region in 2015 ... Read more »
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