Security Alert Explosion in Meskel Square

Location: Meskel Square, Addis Ababa

Event: The Embassy is closely following reports of a confirmed explosion at Meskel Square in Addis Ababa.

U.S. Embassy personnel are advised to avoid this area.


Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for breaking events.
  • Avoid large crowds and demonstrations
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Keep a low profile.


U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


+251-111-306-911 or 011-130-6000 (after hours)

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Ethiopia Country Information

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