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Amb. Wakijera:Ethiopian govt values concerns of protesters and is working to meet their demands

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Amb. Wakijera during the interview

By: Khen Trevor Amooti
Ethiopia is one of the world’s fastest growing economies, having registered double-digit economic growth for the last thirteen years. But this growth has also spiked expectations and created a demanding society.

From the outside looking in, recent media reports have painted Ethiopia as a country on fire, owing to unprecedented protests in Oromia and Amhara regional states; these have resulted in causalities and arrests by state agencies. Several theories have been fronted to explain their origin but what is the government’s version of the story?

In an exclusive interview with Khen Trevor Amooti, Ethiopia’s Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and DR Congo, Degife Bula Wakijera, weighed in on the current situation in his country.

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