Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Violent protests and road closures in and around Shashamane

The U.S. Embassy is aware of reports of violent protests and road closures in and around Shashamane, approximately 250 km south of Addis Ababa.  There are reports of casualties.  The Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens avoid travel to Shashamane at this time.  As always, review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including ...
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Statement by the U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa on Reports of Ethnic Violence on the Oromia-Somali Border

Addis Ababa, September 19, 2017 :- We are disturbed by the troubling reports of ethnic violence and the large-scale displacement of people living along the border between the Oromia and Somali regions, particularly in Hararge, although the details of what is occurring remain unclear. We urge the Ethiopian government to conduct a transparent investigation into all allegations of ...
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