Internet in eastern Ethiopia shut down after regional violence

NAIROBI/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Authorities have shut off Internet access in eastern Ethiopia amid an outbreak of violence there, residents said on Wednesday, a sign of the challenges facing reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in containing ethnic tensions in parts of the country.

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed addresses his country’s diaspora, the largest outside Ethiopia, calling on them to return, invest and support their native land with the theme “Break The Wall Build The Bridge”, in Washington, U.S., July 28, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Theiler/File Photo

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