Ethiopia on Friday announced state of emergency after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced his intention to step down amid unrest and political crisis.
The state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation said “rhe ruling EPRDF coalition’s council met and decided to impose emergency rule in the Horn of Africa country.”
The announcement did not say how long the rule would be in place.
The prime minister’s resignation followed a wave of strikes and demonstrations demanding the release of more opposition leaders.
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Over 6,000 political prisoners have been freed since January as the government struggled to placate discontent.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the prime minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, tendered his resignation letter after series of anti-government protests in the country.
The prime minister said he tried his utmost effort to solve the crisis in his country and he is resigning now to be part of a solution to it.
NAIJ.com gathered that Ethiopia has been rocked by months of protests demanding wider freedoms that have left hundreds dead and tens of thousands detained.
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