The state of emergency will last for six months with a possible four-month extension, similar to one lifted in August, Defense Minister Siraj Fegessa said.
Ethiopia's ruling coalition has lost its authority and all parties must help map the country's future, an opposition leader said on Friday, suggesting political tensions in Africa's second most populous country are unlikely to ease soon, APA reports quoting Reuters.
Nonetheless, the span of the condition of the crisis was not uncovered in the communicated, the Anadolu news office revealed. The statement also said that recent ethnic-based violence, killings and destruction of properties were among the reasons behind the decision.
The council added it would release more details Saturday.
Mohamed Ademo - founder and editor of OPride.com, an independent news website about Oromo and Ethiopia.
Hailemariam, 52, has served as prime minister since September 2012.Speaking on state television Thursday, he said he is stepping down "to be part of the solution and for the success of the reforms and the solutions we have put in place".
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For as long as couple of years, Ethiopia has fumed with social agitation. Hundreds of people have been killed and thousands have been imprisoned, including top opposition figures.
Further, widespread demonstrations had broken out earlier this week by the Oromos, the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia.
Young men had blocked roads leading out of the capital with rocks and burning tires, disrupting public transportation.
The government has released hundreds of political detainees this year in steps it says are meant to "widen the political sphere".
While for some people, Desalegn's resignation comes as a "transformational moment", many see it as a result of an "unprecedented" wave of protests in Ethiopia.