Ethiopia releases several opposition leaders from prison

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Ethiopia will free several opposition leaders from prison, the state broadcaster reported on Friday, as the government said it would begin dialogue with political opponents after 14 months of war during which thousands of people have been arrested.

The move to free leaders from several different ethnic groups is the most significant breakthrough since war broke out in the northern Tigray region, threatening the unity of Africa’s second most populous state. Some Tigrayan leaders are among those freed.

“The key to lasting peace is dialogue,” a statement from the government...

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Ethiopia releases several opposition leaders from prison

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