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Ethiopia had seen sporadic, often deadly protests since late 2015 and temporarily enacted a state of emergency due to the unrest that was mainly in the central Oromia region.
The United States embassy in Ethiopia said on Saturday it disagreed with the government's decision to impose a state of emergency to calm political unrest the day after the prime minister's surprise resignation.
Tigrayan officials dismiss claims of unbridled control over the ruling coalition, the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), but acknowledge the necessity to widen the political space. However, "the state of emergency will be declared this morning as the security situation in the country is getting volatile", said the source.
However, Jawar Mohammed, an Oromo rights activist and head of the Oromia Media Network, said the state of emergency declaration was "unnecessary, unhelpful and unwise".
Siraj Fegessa also ruled out a transitional government. "The state of emergency was tested a year ago".
The US embassy statement said that "the challenges facing Ethiopia, whether to democratic reform, economic growth, or lasting stability, are best addressed through inclusive discourse and political processes, rather than through the imposition of restrictions".
In an effort to ease tensions, the government this week released more than 700 prisoners arrested during the protests and a previous state of emergency.
The strike was called off after detained Oromo politicians were freed along with hundreds of other prisoners, including journalist Eskinder Nega and opposition leader Andualem Arage.
The Africa's second most populous nation had witnessed a ten-month state of emergency since October 2016, following the Ethiopian parliament's decision to extend the initial six-month period by four months. Dessalegn was elected as a compromise candidate who could balance the interests of various factions within the ruling coalition and maintain the status quo.
When it returned, she was gone and the other houseguests got a note saying she was in the hospital and would be back soon. Manigault also hinted that the administration's immigration-reform actions would escalate. "I'm a Christian.
Police were called to the residence in Corpus Christi on Wednesday evening and found the pastor with a chest wound. Police said the church members had been gathering at the pastor's home every day as part of a 40-day pledge.
Chance of precipitation is 40%. "It may start out as a little bit of rain actually and switch over to snow ( Monday) night ". Wednesday , the high will be near 30 with sunny skies and a northwest wind of 6 miles per hour , the weather service said.
The arrest came just 24 hours before the killing of 17 people at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida . Detectives, serving a search warrant on February 13, reportedly found an AK-47 and inert grenades in the 18-year-old's bedroom.
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According to Matt Renoux, our reporter in PyeongChang , it was windy and snowing shortly before the delayed start time . The strong winds meant that once again, USA skier Mikaela Shiffrin's first medal race in South Korea would be put off.
Rescuers worked their way around and through the building while residents looked on from behind cordoned-off roads. The powerful 6.4-magnitude tremor struck at 23:50 (15:50 GMT) about 20km (12 miles) off the island's east coast.
Black Panther is one of the most anticipated Marvel films of the year, almost selling out nationwide for the February 16 opening. Actor Chadwick Boseman says Black Panther is "ground-breaking" as it is a rare film to feature a black superhero in the lead.
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Sherrard is the first to die on duty in the 63-year history of the Richardson department, Spivey said during a news conference. It is an emotionally trying, traumatic day, but they're out there doing the things they do best serving this community".
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