Category: emergency

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Ethiopia’s instruct of emergency

Last Friday, the Ethiopian government declared a six-month nationwide state of emergency, invoking a grave threat to the constitutional order. The emergency, the second in less than a year, was announced a day after the resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, in what he described as a bid to “smooth the path for political reform”. The…

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Ethiopia’s utter of emergency to final six months

A state of emergency declared in Ethiopia after the resignation of the country’s prime minister will last for six months, the minister of defence has said, as the goverment seeks to stem political unrest amid long-standing demands for greater freedoms. The measure, which was first announced by state media after a cabinet meeting on Friday, includes…