Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency Following Surprise Resignation of Prime Minister

Ethiopia’s Council of Ministers has declared a state of emergency in the country handing power to the military for three months until the currently recessed parliament can convene to approve Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn’s resignation. Members of the opposition are pointing to a need to reshape the political system to better represent the people of Ethiopia. Tsedale Lemma, Editor-In-Chief and Founder of Addis Standard Magazine, joins Africa 54’s Vincent Makori via Skype to discuss the issue.

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