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Security Alert: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Ongoing Protests & Roadblocks

Africa > Ethiopia > Addis Ababa

Location: Gulele Sub-city (near CDC office), Edna Mall, Merkato areas--Addis Ababa


Event: There are reports of protests, roadblocks, and unrest in Gulele Sub-city (near the CDC branch office), Edna Mall, and the Merkato areas of Addis Ababa.  Federal police are responding.  

U.S. Embassy personnel are advised to avoid these areas.


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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