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UN chief voices concern over Ethiopia

New York – The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is following developments in Ethiopia with concern after a series of measures under a state of emergency targeted the media and diplomats, his spokesperson said.

The government declared a six-month state of emergency on October 8 in response to an unprecedented wave of opposition protests.

Ban is “following the developments in Ethiopia with concern, including the declaration of a state of emergency,” said the UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric.

“We are aware of the latest reports about new measures being imposed and are looking at the available information.”

The UN chief urged Ethiopian authorities to uphold human rights and called for calm and…

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