Ethiopia delays census over security concerns

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia's parliament has postponed its plans to hold a national census by one year, citing security concerns.

Hundreds of people have been killed and nearly three million displaced in recent ethnic violence.

The postponement is likely to affect Ethiopia's plans to hold an election next year, as the census is a crucial step towards demarcating constituencies.

This is not the first time it has been delayed.

The prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, has implemented significant reforms since he took office a year ago but has struggled to contain escalating ethnic tensions.

Source: NAM News Network