Ethiopian Prime Minister Haïlemariam Desalegn resigned Thursday (February 15th) from the head of the Ethiopian government. He also left the presidency of the ruling coalition. This, after three years of violence that have left hundreds of people dead in the country.
The crackdown on anti-government protests in 2015 and 2016 killed at least 940 people, according to the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission. The dispute arose three years ago from the resistance of the Oromos (an ethnic group of the country) to the expansion plan of Addis Ababa. The capital, in full growth, came to bite on their lands. But the protest movement quickly swung into a more general denunciation of the regime, controlled by an iron fist by the Tigrayan minority (6% of the population).
The identity of the successor of Haïlemariam Desalegn remains unknown until the appointment of the new Prime Minister.