Ethiopia declares state of emergency to restore order after protests



Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn declared a six-month state of emergency on Sunday, saying it was to restore order after weeks of protests that have resulted in deaths and damage to mostly foreign-owned factories and flower farms.
Last week, protesters also destroyed scores of vehicles, adding economic casualties to a rising death toll in a wave of unrest over land grabs and rights.
"A state of emergency has been declared because the situation posed a threat against the people of the country," Hailemariam said on state-run television.
"The state of emergency is... read more

 
9 October 2016 in World News, Views: 40
Source: Reuters
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