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Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency After PM Resignation

Ethiopia’s Council of Ministers has declared a three-month state of emergency for the country, effective immediately.   The decision was announced on state media outlets Friday, a day after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced he is resigning.  A government statement said the state of emergency was declared to “protect the constitutional order and to protect peace and security.” The statement also said that recent ethnic-based violence, killings and destruction of...

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