October 2016: Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of October 2016.

1. Columbian Peace Deal Defeated 2. Turkey Fires 5% of Police Force 3. 2016 Nobel Prizes 4. Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency 5. Houthis Target Navy Ship, USN Retaliates 6. Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej Dies at 88 7. Boko Haram Releases 21 Chibok Schoolgirls 8. Iraq Launches Liberation of Mosul 9. Russia Announces "Humanitarian Pause" in Aleppo 10. Cease-Fire in Yemen 11. Police Van Plows into Philippine Protestors 12. Philippine President Duterte Courts China 13. Britain Invokes Turing's Law to Pardon Thousands 14. France Closes Refugee Camp, "The Jungle" 15. Police Training Camp in Pakistan Attacked 16. India's Tata Group Fires Leader 17. Thousands of Anti-Government Protesters Gather in Venezuela 18. Justice Dept. Files Charges in India-Based IRS Scam 19. Thousands Protest, Calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye's Resignation 20. Protests in Morocco Following Death of Fishmonger

Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency
Image of protest in Ethiopia
On Sunday Oct. 9, 2016, the prime minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, announces a 6-month state of emergency for the country. For the last few months, the country has been dealing with violent anti-government protests, causing the enough damage to concern the government. A recent protest turned violent, with police officers firing tear gas and rubber bullets at the protesters, resulting in a stampede that killed over 50 Ethiopians. Some sources say that the people of Ethiopia are concerned about how much power this state of emergency will give Prime Minister Desalegn, whom they believe already has too much control.
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