The political situation in Ethiopia has not been this uncertain in many decades. Protests that started over the summer as demands for more autonomy for one of Ethiopia’s largest ethnic groups are spreading across the country and even involving high-level politicians in the opposition. Ethiopia is one of the largest economies on the continent, the headquarters for the African Union, and an increasingly important leader in East Africa and the continent as a whole. But Ethiopia is also not a country with the cleanest democratic standard and has now declared a state of emergency. What will happen next?