Ethiopia declares state of emergency after months of protests , blames Egypt and Eritrea over unrest

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The Ethiopian government on Sunday declared a six-month nationwide state of emergency following months of anti-government protests.
The country’s prime minister said via state media that the steps were taken to restore order following escalating protests around the country.
Human rights groups say more than 500 people have been killed in protests in the Oromia region, Ethiopia’s largest and most populous region, since last year, when anger over a development plan for the capital turned into broader antigovernment demonstrations over politics and human rights abuses.
Ethiopia’s information minister says groups in Eritrea and Egypt are contributing to the unrest, which has led to a six-month state of emergency.

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