Security plan lifted
ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia’s parliament voted yesterday to lift a state of emergency imposed in October in a bid to restore stability following months of protests in which hundreds of people were killed.
The unrest was sparked by a development scheme for the capital, Addis Ababa, and turned into anti-government demonstrations over politics and human rights abuses.
“The country’s stability is in far better shape. Where security issues remain, local security forces have the capacity to restore order,” Defence Minister Siraj Fegessa said.