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Anti-government Protests and State of Emergency in Ethiopia
On February 16, the Government of Ethiopia declared a State of Emergency in response to ongoing anti-government protests throughout the country. The…

Security Snapshot: Foreign Tourist Killed in Restive Northern Ethiopia
On the evening of December 3, a German tourist was killed by armed gunmen while visiting the popular tourist destination Erta Ale in northeastern…

Ethnic Violence in Ethiopia’s Restive Oromia Region
The latest iteration of violent protests and demonstrations to occur in Ethiopia’s restive Oromia region has resulted in at least 10 deaths and…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Alert: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Civil unrest in Hawassa and Sodo
The U.S. Embassy is aware of reports of violence and civil unrest in the region around Hawassa and Sodo.

Security Alert: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), State of Emergency Lifted
The Government of Ethiopia has lifted the State of Emergency that was imposed on February 16, 2018. Visitors should remain vigilant when traveling…

Health Alert: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Screenings at Ethiopian Points of Entry
Following a reported outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in a remote northwestern province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ethiopian…