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They’ve been harassed, arrested and prosecuted, but Ethiopia’s dissidents say they feel quietly hopeful after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed extended an olive branch to them in his inaugural speech.
Referring to opposition politicians as “brothers,” and apologising to people hurt in recent anti-government protests, Abiy struck an unexpected conciliatory tone after he was sworn in to office on Monday.
“I’m very cautiously optimistic,” said Merera Gudina, chairperson of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress, who was freed from prison in January after spending more than a year behind bars.
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