African Union

Ethiopia's prime minister submits resignation after protests

Ethiopia's prime minister announced Thursday he has submitted a resignation letter after the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century, saying he hoped the surprise decision would help planned reforms succeed and create a "lasting peace."

"I want to be part of the solution," Hailemariam Desalegn said in remarks carried by the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation. "I believe that the public's demands and questions should be met and answered." It was not immediately clear whether lawmakers had accepted the resignation.

Ethiopia, one of Africa's fastest-growing economies and a close security ally of the United States, has been rocked by...

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