October 9, 2016 / 11:06 AM / a year ago

Ethiopia declares state of emergency after months of protests

ADDIS ABABA, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn declared a state of emergency on Sunday after weeks of protests that have resulted in deaths and damage to mostly foreign-owned factories and flower farms.

“A state of emergency has been declared because the situation posed a threat against the people of the country,” Hailemariam said on state-run television. (Reporting by Aaron Maasho; Editing by George Obulutsa and John Stonestreet)

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