Africa | Government opponents see the move as an official attempt to silence dissent
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/10/16, 11:25 am
The Ethiopian government on Sunday declared a six-month state of emergency after a week of anti-government protests resulted in deaths and property damage across the country, especially in the Oromia region.
The decree marks Ethiopia’s first state of emergency in 25 years and has raised concerns of more government repression.