By Nizar Manek, 16 February 2018
- Emergency follows months of protests in ethnic Oromo region
- Ethiopia had Africa’s fastest-growing economy in past decade
Ethiopia declared a state of emergency, a day after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned following months of protests by opponents of his government. The decision was announced by the Council of Ministers, after it convened a meeting to discuss “safeguards to protect the constitution” amid insecurity in various parts of the country, according to a statement published on the state-owned Ethiopian Broadcasting Corp.’s website.