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Al Jazeera | 20.02.2018

Ethiopia declared a state of emergency on the heels of mass anti-government rallies. But just who is protesting and why?

by Jillian Kestler-D’Amours

It has been a tumultuous week in Ethiopian politics after the country’s prime minister abruptly resigned and the ruling coalition declared a six-month state of emergency as it seeks to contain mass anti-government protests.

These protests are at the heart of Hailemariam Desalegn’s decision to step down, according to several experts, who say the country is now at a critical juncture in its political history.

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