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The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa wishes all Ethiopians a happy and prosperous New Year

The United States and Ethiopia enjoy longstanding cultural, economic, and diplomatic ties, dating back over a century.  Our strong relationship is based on shared values and interests that continue to connect us. As 2014 comes to a close, we welcome the Ethiopian New Year with hope and optimism to make the coming year better.  We remain ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Location: Amhara, Tigray, and Afar Regions Event: There are continued reports of armed conflict in parts of northern Ethiopia. The security environment in the Amhara, Tigray, and Afar regions may deteriorate without warning.  The security situation in Addis Ababa remains unchanged. The U.S. Embassy urges U.S citizens to reconsider travel to Ethiopia and avoid travel ...
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Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Mike Hammer’s Travel to Ethiopia

Media Note September 2, 2022 Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa (SEHOA) Mike Hammer will travel to Ethiopia and the region September 4-15. He will press for an immediate cessation of hostilities and the start of peace talks. In addition to meetings with Ethiopian government and African Union officials, Special Envoy Hammer will meet with ...
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Ambassador Jacobson and USAID Mission Director Sean Jones Visited Dire Dawa and Harar

Dire Dawa and Harar, August 29, 2022 – Ambassador Tracey Jacobson, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, and USAID/Ethiopia Mission Director Sean Jones travelled to Dire Dawa and Harar to meet with government officials and visit U.S. government-funded projects last week. While in Dire Dawa, Ambassador Jacobson met with Kedir Juhar, the ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Location: Amhara, Tigray, and Afar Regions Event: There are reports of renewed hostilities in parts of northern Ethiopia, and the security environment remains fluid in the Amhara, Tigray, and Afar regions.  The U.S. Embassy urges U.S citizens to avoid travel to these regions due to armed conflict and civil unrest.  U.S. citizens should leave conflict areas. The State Department’s  Travel Advisory for Ethiopia ...
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