Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Violent Protests and Road Closures in and around Ambo

The U.S. Embassy is aware of reports of violent protests and road closures in the areas of the region of Oromia near Ambo, Bako, and Holeta, west of Addis Ababa.

U.S. Embassy personnel are permitted to travel to these areas on a case by case basis only.  If you are currently in Ambo, Bako, Holeta, or their surrounding areas, please use extra caution.

As always, review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates.  Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

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