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Sidama Referendum 2018

Addis Standard staffs Addis Abeba, July 19/2019 – Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s regional state Police Commissioner Tewdros Weldemichael said there have been human causalities and property damages in various parts of the Sidama zone following yesterday’s clashes which first started in Hawassa and its environs. Commissioner Tewdros told state …

Addis Standard staffs Addis Abeba, July 17/2019 – The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) released a statement yesterday stating it was conducting preliminary preparations in order to hold a referendum on the statehood request by the Sidama people of southern Ethiopia within the next five months. The statement came …

Nairobi /Brussels, 4 July 2019 What’s new? Officials representing the Sidama, southern Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, are threatening to unilaterally declare the formation of a new regional state within Ethiopia’s federation on 18 July, unless the government meets a constitutionally mandated deadline to organise a referendum on the issue before that …