Ethiopia lifts State of Emergency

5 Aug 2017

The House of People’s Representatives (HPR), in its extraordinary meeting held today (4th August), has lifted the State of Emergency that was declared in October, following the unrest that occurred in some areas.

The House lifted the declaration after hearing a report by the command post secretariat established to look after its implementation and about the current state of peace and stability in the country.

Secretary of the Command Post, Siraj Fegessa, said that the peace and stability in the country during the last few months has shown tangible improvements and any challenge at present could not be beyond the controlling capacity of the respective regions in the country.


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