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ETHIOPIA: FIRST DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED MAYOR AND COUNCIL TAKE OFFICE IN ADDIS ABABA.

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A new mayor and city council have been appointed in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. They were sworn in on Thursday (8 December) nearly a week after the assassination of the city's former Mayor-elect, Mr. Gutta Sernessa, during a wave of protes...

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GV Addis Ababa City Hall.
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SV Members standing in silence.
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SV Sergeant Legasse Asfaw (left) standing in silence.
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SCU New Mayor Dr. Alemu Abebe speaking to Council.
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