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Ethiopia Lifts State of Emergency on Diminishing Security Threat

Ethiopian National Defense Force soldiers in Wichale, Ethiopia, in December.

Ethiopian National Defense Force soldiers in Wichale, Ethiopia, in December.

Photographer: Amanuel Sileshi/AFP/Getty Images

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Ethiopia’s council of ministers lifted a state of emergency in the Horn of Africa nation on Wednesday, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Abiy’s office said.