Security plan lifted

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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.

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