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FILE PHOTO - Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 22, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

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ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia will release jailed politicians in bid to "foster national reconciliation", Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said on Wednesday.

"Politicians currently under prosecution and those previously sentenced will either have their cases annulled or be pardoned," he told domestic reporters.

(Reporting by Aaron Maasho; Editing by Alison Williams)

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