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Security Ally: Hailemariam Desalegn and Power Transition

security ally: I believe that the public's demands and questions should be met and answered, according to The Chronicle Herald. It was not immediately clear whether lawmakers had accepted the resignation. I want to be part of the solution, Hailemariam Desalegn said in remarks carried by the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation. Ethiopia, one of Africa's fastest-growing economies and a close security ally of the United States, has been rocked by months of protests demanding wider freedoms that have left hundreds dead and tens of thousands detained. The 53-year-old prime minister said he will continue in his role until the power transition is completed. The government in recent weeks released more than 6,500 detained opposition figures, journalists and others after the prime minister in an unexpected announcement in January said he wanted to widen the democratic space for all. ( As reported in the news.