Ethiopia PM celebrates democratic display in Sidama referendum

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Thursday congratulated voters who cast ballots in a referendum held in the country's south.

The vote is to determine the statehood of the Sidama people currently located in the Southern Nations and Nationalities and Peoples' Region, SNNPR.

"Congratulations to citizens and institutions involved in holding a peaceful and democratic referendum for Sidama statehood. The voting process is demonstrative of our capacity for taking our differences to the ballot a…

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