Ethiopia Relaxes State of Emergency After Violent Protests

  • Security forces must now obtain court orders for searches
  • Nighttime curfew banning movement near infrastructure lifted

By Nizar Manek, 15 March 2017
(Bloomberg) -- 
Ethiopia’s government partially lifted a state of emergency imposed five months ago to quell violent protests and attacks on foreign-owned businesses.
“Some of the prohibitions” introduced on Oct. 9 have been relaxed, Zadig Abrha, a deputy spokesman for the government, said by phone Wednesday from the capital, Addis Ababa.
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