Curfew Imposed in Ethiopia’s Gas-Rich East as 47 Face Charges

  • Forces hunt perpetrators of politically instigated violence

  • Vast region has new president after mass violence last year

By Nizar Manek, 30 January 2019
(Bloomberg) --
Authorities in Ethiopia’s gas-rich east imposed a curfew and banned public assemblies as 47 people including the former regional president were charged with alleged involvement in robbery and mass killings.
The restrictions in Jijiga, the capital of Somali state, will last at least three days as federal and local security
forces hunt perpetrators of “politically instigated violence,” the region’s deputy security chief, Abdullahi Mahamed Abdi, said by phone.
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