Ethiopia’s new leader promises new sanctions against protesters

Addisu Arega, Ethiopia’s new prime minister, has issued a similar bold-faced threat to protesters a month ago, which contributed to violent confrontations with security forces: “I don’t want to see my rival Gebru Gebremariam buried in a field,” the new leader said. His remark prompted criticism on social media and in the international press, but Gebru, who was dismissed as Ethiopia’s foreign minister in October, brushed it off on Thursday. He insisted that the only land he had been buried in was in the shape of his large head, but he also said he expected to be laid to rest “in a church.”

Read the full story at The Independent.

Ethiopia’s government announced on Thursday that it will face sanctions from the United States and European Union if violent anti-government protests continue, signaling that neither the African nation’s defiant new leader nor his predecessor appear willing to concede anytime soon.

Addisu Arega, Ethiopia’s new prime minister, has issued a similar bold-faced threat to protesters a month ago, which contributed to violent confrontations with security forces: “I don’t want to see my rival Gebru Gebremariam buried in a field,” the new leader said. His remark prompted criticism on social media and in the international press, but Gebru, who was dismissed as Ethiopia’s foreign minister in October, brushed it off on Thursday. He insisted that the only land he had been buried in was in the shape of his large head, but he also said he expected to be laid to rest “in a church.” Read the full story at The Independent. Ethiopia’s government announced on Thursday that it will face sanctions from the United States and European Union if violent anti-government protests continue, signaling that neither the African nation’s defiant new leader nor his predecessor appear willing to concede anytime soon. Addisu Arega, Ethiopia’s new prime minister, has issued a similar bold-faced threat to protesters a month ago, which contributed to violent confrontations with security forces: “I don’t want to see my rival Gebru Gebremariam buried in a field,” the new leader said. His remark prompted criticism on social media and in the international press, but Gebru, who was dismissed as Ethiopia’s foreign minister in October, brushed it off on Thursday. He insisted that the only land he had been buried in was in the shape of his large head, but he also said he expected to be laid to rest “in a church.” Read the full story at The Independent.

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