This file photo taken on June 10, 2015 shows Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn attending the closing session of an African summit meeting in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI
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Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has submitted a resignation letter after the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century, the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate reported Thursday.Ethiopia has been rocked by months of protests demanding wider freedoms that have left hundreds dead and tens of thousands detained.Ethiopia's government has long been accused of arresting critical journalists and opposition leaders.The academician-turned-politician has led Ethiopia since 2012 after the death of former strongman Meles Zenawi. He also served as deputy prime minister and foreign minister under the former leader before assuming power.
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