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.
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's government has declared a state of emergency in Bangkok and surrounding areas to cope with protests that have stirred up violent attacks.
One week after a deadly stampede touched off accusations of abuses, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn says the declaration is necessary to protect both property and citizens' lives.
Government declares a state of emergency effective immediately following violence and unrest in Oromia region.
ADDIS ABABA, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn declared a six-month state of emergency on Sunday, saying it was to restore order after weeks of protests that have resulted in deaths and damage to mostly...