Ethiopia PM pledges to reform security sector and revisit repressive laws - News Summed Up

Ethiopia PM pledges to reform security sector and revisit repressive laws


The Ethiopian prime minister has pledged to reform the security and intelligence forces of the country, saying his government will focus on establishing a system of accountability within these sectors. The army and security forces have often been accused of using brutal forces and committing human rights violations in operations to repress protests against the government. The attack which the army blamed on faulty intelligence caused thousands of Ethiopians to flee into neighbouring Kenya. PM #AbiyAhmed said reforming the judiciary: revisiting repressive laws; opening up the democratic space & space for free & independent media will be his priority. After taking the oath of office, the former army lieutenant colonel struck a conciliatory tone and addressed the need for ethnic unity.


Source: Ethiopian News April 15, 2018 17:37 UTC


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