Ethiopia Lifts Some State of Emergency Restrictions

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Ethiopian Parliament including PM Hailemariam Desalegne.

By Felix Horne (HRW, Senior Researcher, Horn of Africa)

Time to End Mass Arbitrary Detentions

Ethiopia announced this week that some of the restrictions around its five-month-old state of emergency have been lifted. The government announced that the command post, charged with enforcing the country’s state of emergency in the wake of unprecedented mass protests against government policies, would no longer be able to arbitrarily arrest people or conduct property searches without warrants. Further, curfews and some restrictions on media reporting will end.

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Death toll soars to 82 in Addis Ababa rubbish landslide

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Death toll reaches 82

Scuffles break out in Ethiopia as bereaved families accuse rescue workers of delays after rubbish collapse kills scores.

Bereaved families scuffled with rescue workers on Tuesday at a dump in the Ethiopian capital where the collapse of a mountain of rubbish killed at least 82 people on Saturday.

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