Ethiopia averts confrontation as party delays plan for new region
Thursday, 18 July 2019 A potentially bloody confrontation between Ethiopia's federal government and a minority community was averted on Thursday when a political party postponed plans to set up a new region for the Sidama people in defiance of central authorities in Addis Ababa.
The crucial meeting of the Congress Working Committee, to elect the new party chief, ended in New Delhi on Saturday afternoon. The meeting to elect the new chief began at 11 a.m. It is being attended..