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Ethiopia lifts state of emergency after 6 months

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Ethiopia declared a state of emergency in November after saying that troops from the northern region of Tigray had acquired territory and were considering a march in the capital Addis Ababa.

The Ethiopian government said last month that troops were clearing Tigrinya troops from northern Amhara and the Afar region. (AP)

The Ethiopian Cabinet has approved the lifting of the six-month state of emergency before its expiration, taking into account changes in the country’s security situation.

“We are now at a stage where we can neutralize the threat through normal law enforcement mechanisms,” a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said.

The Cabinet decision was sent to Parliament for its approval.

Ethiopia declared a state of emergency in November after saying that troops from the northern region of Tigray had acquired territory and were considering a march in the capital Addis Ababa.

The government said last month that it had dismissed a Tigrinya statement that troops had wiped out Tigrinya troops from northern Amharic and the Afar region and that their troops were voluntarily withdrawing to create a “opening to peace.” ..

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Millions evacuated

Over the weekend, the army said it plans to enter Mek’ele, the capital of the Tigray region, and “eliminate” the rebels.

The statement broke out in November 2020 and was issued in diplomatic efforts to expel millions and end the conflict that caused widespread hunger.

Witnesses, lawyers and human rights groups have stated that thousands of Tigrinyas have been placed in widespread detention in the state of emergency.

An unknown number was announced after the war shift at the end of last month.

The Ethiopian government has detained some journalists in an attempt to limit coverage of the conflict.

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Source: TRT World and distributors

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