ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has Friday the state of emergency is declared, a day after prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn of his resignation was submitted. The country suffers for a long time with turmoil and a political crisis.
It is not yet clear how long the measure remains in force. The ruling coalition came Friday together and decided to take the emergency action to impose, according to the Ethiopian staatsomroep. According to local media, the measures do not differ much with that of the previous state of emergency. When were in the country, security forces of the army deployed and were restrictions imposed on the freedom of expression and access to information.
The resignation of the prime minister followed a wave of strikes and demonstrations in which the freeing of opposition leaders was demanded. At the beginning of this year started the government with the release of 6000 political prisoners in the hope that the tempers had calmed down.
The previous state of emergency was in August 2017, lifted. That was a year earlier, promulgated after wide-scale riots and hundreds of deaths were of cases.