Ethiopia elections billed as country’s first test of democracy

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    In Ethiopia, 37 million people are going to the polls in elections that are being billed as the first test of democracy in the country. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is expected to win but voting in some areas has been delayed because of violence and some opposition parties are boycotting the election. The UN today said it is deeply disturbed by ongoing reports of violence in the northern Tigray region.

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    Ethiopia, in the Horn of Africa, is a rugged, landlocked country split by the Great Rift Valley. With archaeological finds dating back more than 3 million years, it’s a place of ancient culture. Among its important sites are Lalibela with its rock-cut Christian churches from the 12th–13th centuries. Aksum is the ruins of an ancient city with obelisks, tombs, castles and Our Lady Mary of Zion church.

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