Ethiopia Vote Agency Queries Key Opposition Leader’s Citizenship

Published: 12/Feb/2020
Source: Bloomberg News

Ethiopia’s electoral agency asked immigration authorities to establish the citizenship of a prominent critic of the Horn of Africa government’s leadership, just months before national elections.

Jawar Mohammed, a member of the Oromo Federalist Congress, gave up his U.S. citizenship so he could participate in Ethiopian elections scheduled for August. He’s yet to say what post he’ll be seeking.

The National Electoral Board wants clarification from Ethiopia’s Immigration Department by Feb. 17 on the technicalities for regaining Ethiopian citizenship, according to a statement on Facebook.

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Themes: Nationality of Politicians
Regions: Ethiopia
Year: 2020