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Ethiopia Lifts Travel Restrictions on Diplomats

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Ethiopia has lifted a ban on diplomats travelling more than 40km from the capital Addis Ababa. (Getty Image)

By TesfaNews,

Ethiopia on Tuesday lifted a ban on foreign diplomats leaving the capital Addis Ababa, imposed as part of a countrywide state of emergency following unprecedented anti-government protests.

The ban on diplomatic travel was imposed under last month’s state of emergency following a wave of deadly anti-government demonstrations by activists in both the Oromia and Amhara regions. Continue reading Ethiopia Lifts Travel Restrictions on Diplomats

State Department Issued Travel Alert For Ethiopia

Despite U.S. Under Secretary Wendy Sherman’s willfully ignorant praise about Ethiopia’s election, the State Department rather warns its citizens to exercise caution while traveling to Ethiopia.

By U.S. State Department,

THE State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Ethiopia of the upcoming elections scheduled for May 24, 2015. U.S. citizens are urged to exercise caution and remain abreast of the security situation throughout the electoral period. This Travel Alert expires on June 30, 2015.

The State Department recommends U.S. citizens maintain a high level of security awareness during the electoral period and avoid political rallies, polling centers, demonstrations, and crowds of any kind as instances of unrest can occur. Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates. Although there have been no specific incidents of violence targeting U.S. citizens, U.S. citizens are urged to exercise caution and stay current with media coverage of local events. Election results are scheduled to be announced June 22, 2015. Continue reading State Department Issued Travel Alert For Ethiopia