THE US “STANDS BY” BY ITS STATEMENT CONDEMNING ETHIOPIA’S STATE OF EMERGENCY

Addis standard The US embassy in Addis Abeba said the US “stands by its statement” strongly disagreeing with Ethiopia’s re-reinstatement of a six-month state of emergency.

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Ethiopia: House should repeal martial law and pave way for reforms

Written by Bona Geshe opride

On Feb. 16, a day after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn abruptly resigned, Ethiopia’s Council of Ministers declared a six-month State of Emergency (SoE). The Defense Minister, Siraj Fergessa, said the martial law was decreed to stop the reakdown of law and order and a growing unrest that is endangering the constitution.

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WHAT IS HAPPENING IN ETHIOPIA? STATE OF EMERGENCY, PROTESTS AND POLITICAL CRISIS EXPLAINED

News week – Ethiopia is facing a political crisis months after anti-government protests and the government’s actions to quell them resulted in hundreds of deaths.The government declared a state of emergency after Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, abruptly resigned on February 15.

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Enduring the 81st Commemoration of February 19, 1937: Martyrs Memorial Day

By Berhane Tadese – February 19, 2018

Every year, on February 19, Ethiopians pay tributes to people perished on this date and honor patriots who sacrificed their life to free mother land. As national ceremony in Addis Ababa, people gather to lay wreaths at sedest kilo monument, as symbol of our freedom, and a parade take place in the same area. It is one of an incredibly moving event to observe the ceremony by all freedom loving Ethiopians.

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