Is A State of Emergency The Solution in Ethiopia?

This decision is counterproductive to the government's stated goals of political reform and inclusive governance. It undercuts security by emboldening those who believe that violence is the only way to achieve fundamental political reform, but it also negates the national and international goodwill generated by the country's unprecedented recent release of hundreds of high-profile political prisoners, writes Kelsey Lilley for Atlantic Council Africa Center.

  • Ethiopia:   Draconian Emergency Is Counter-Productive

    Atlantic Council, 17 February 2018

    Following Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn's sudden resignation on Thursday, Ethiopian authorities announced a six-month country-wide state of emergency (SOE), effective… Read more »

Businesses and schools are closed, and transport was disrupted to and from Lege T'afo, on the eastern outskirt of Addis Abeba, as the stay-at-home protest in Oromia enters its second day.


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