Ethiopia postpones autonomy referendum for ethnic Sidama -Fana news agency

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia postponed by a week a referendum on self-determination for its ethnic Sidama community that would have created the country’s 10th autonomous region, Fana news agency reported on Tuesday. Donkeys walk past a billboard that reads “Welcome to Sidama National Regional State” on the outskirt of Hawassa, Ethiopia July 17, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File PhotoThe new date for the vote is Nov. 20 instead of Nov. 13, the delay caused by referendum preparations lagging behind, Fana cited an electoral board statement as saying. Ethiopia’s nine regional states…

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