Ethiopia sets date for referendum on Sidama statehood
By 2 September 2019
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The government of Ethiopia has announced it will hold a referendum on 13 November for the Sidama ethnic group to vote on creating a 10th autonomous region.
After months of tension and clashes between Sidama activists and security officials, the government has committed to holding a referendum, which the ethnic group is entitled to under Ethiopia’s constitution.
Read the full article here: The East Africa Monitor