Ethiopia Authorities Order Security Forces to Quell Protests

(Bloomberg) --
By Nizar Manek, 27 February 2018

  • Security forces instructed to use ‘all necessary measures’
  • Ethiopia’s government declared a state of emergency Feb. 16

Ethiopian authorities ordered the country’s security forces to “take all the necessary measures” to deal with anti-government agents in the restive Oromia region.
The so-called Command Post, which is administering a state of emergency declared on Feb. 16, must deal with “illegal forces” in Oromia if they “do not refrain from their destructive actions immediately,” according to a statement published Tuesday by the ruling-party funded Fana Broadcasting Corp.
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