Ethiopia’s rate of 2.4 million new internally displaced people in 2018 far exceeded Syria’s. Reformist Abiy’s aggressive reform agenda has won praise, but shaking up Ethiopia’s government risks exacerbating several long-simmering ethnic rivalries.
Lifting her robe Husaida Mohammed revealed scar tissue blanketing her breasts, stomach, and extending up her neck and along her arms. “They poured petrol over me then lit it,” she said.
There is donor fatigue regarding droughts in East Africa, and Addis Ababa has faced accusations it played down the severity of the crisis to keep the country from looking bad internationally.
Some 20,000 people have reportedly been detained under the state of emergency, which also led to curfews, bans on public assembly, and media and internet restrictions.
“Mobile data will be permitted once the government assesses that it won’t threaten the implementation of the state of emergency”
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