> Gerba was released after a three-day strike in towns around Addis Ababa this week. State media reported that Ethiopia's ruling coalition has accepted Desalegn's resignation. He says he will stay on in a caretaker role until a new prime minister is named.
>> He was arrested over two years ago after mass protests broke out.>>
The unrest began as opposition to an urban development plan but morphed into a widespread movement against political restrictions, land grabbing, and human rights abuses. Since January, Ethiopia has released nearly 6,000 prisoners in a bid to reduce the lingering tensions. Most of the freed detainees, which included journalists and prominent opposition figures, were arrested for involvement in the protests.