Ethiopia de­clares state of emer­gency: gov­ern­ment

The Myanmar Times - - World -

ETHIOPIA de­clared a state of emer­gency yes­ter­day fol­low­ing months of vi­o­lent anti-gov­ern­ment protests, ac­cord­ing to an of­fi­cial state­ment.

“The state of emer­gency was de­clared fol­low­ing a thor­ough dis­cus­sion by the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters on the loss of lives and prop­erty dam­ages oc­cur­ring in the coun­try,” Prime Min­is­ter Haile­mariam De­salegn said.

The dec­la­ra­tion marks a fur­ther hard­en­ing of the gov­ern­ment’s po­si­tion after months of protests in dif­fer­ent parts of the coun­try which have been met with a strong se­cu­rity re­sponse that has left hun­dreds dead, ac­cord­ing to hu­man rights groups.

‘We put our cit­i­zens’ safety first ... We want to put an end to the dam­age that is be­ing car­ried out.’

Haile­mariam De­salegn

Ethiopian prime min­is­ter

Photo: AFP

A satel­lite im­age pro­vided by Air­bus De­fence & Space and 38 North on Oc­to­ber 8 shows the So­hae Satel­lite Launch­ing Sta­tion in North Korea.

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