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Ethiopia declares state of emergency

Ethiopia declared a state of emergency on Sunday following months of violent anti-government protests, according to an official statement. "The state of emergency was declared following a thorough discussion by the Council of Ministers on the loss of lives and property damages occurring in the country," Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said. The declaration marks a further hardening of the government's position after months of protests in different parts of the country which have been met with a strong security response that has left hundreds dead, according to human rights groups.
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