Ethiopia Extends State of Emergency by Four Months, Fana Reports

By Nizar Manek, 30 March 2017
(Bloomberg) -- 
Ethiopia extended by four months a state of emergency that was imposed in October to quell violent protests and attacks on foreign-owned businesses, Fana Broadcasting Corp. reported.
The Horn of Africa country’s parliament unanimously voted for the measure, the ruling party-affiliated broadcaster said Thursday on its website. Defense Minister Siraj Fegessa was cited as saying the step was necessary because unspecified people are making sporadic attempts to disrupt peace and security.
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