Ethiopia sets new date for elections, rains still a concern

*Ethiopia's much anticipated national elections will now be held on August 29, the country's electoral body said on Friday.*

The new date is nearly two weeks later than an initial timeline announced last month, but still falls in the middle of the rainy season, reinforcing logistical concerns about elections seen as critical to the political transition under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

"As per the allowed legal provisions, we've decided to revise the electoral date to August 29," electoral boa…

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