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Vol 58 No 22

Published 3rd November 2017


Ethiopia

Oromia on the edge

The unrest is threatening to get out of control and the State of Emergency only put problems on pause

The latest round of violence in Oromia demonstrates the increasingly complex, and dangerous, nature of Ethiopia's protracted political crisis. It also reinforces the impression that while the government clearly felt that the State of Emergency, which it ended in August, had served its purpose, the ten-month period under the decree did little to reduce underlying tensions.

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