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Ethiopia and South Sudan Ranked Unstable

Fragile States Index 2017 placed Ethiopia and South Sudan as unstable countries.
South Sudan returned to position one as the most troubled country from position two while Ethiopia recorded the greatest worsening globally over 2016, according to Fragile States Index 2017.

BY MARYANNE GICOBI | THE EAST AFRICAN

East and central African countries have once again ranked poorly in a Washington-based think tank’s annual rating of countries’ susceptibility to instability.

South Sudan returned to position one as the most troubled country from position two while Ethiopia recorded the greatest worsening globally over 2016, according to Fragile States Index 2017. Continue reading Ethiopia and South Sudan Ranked Unstable

U.S. Citizens Warned Against Travel to Gondar after Grenade Attacks

“There had been four grenade blasts this month in Gondar”

Stay Away. The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa warned citizens of the dangers of travelling to Gondar where a series of grenade attack have been reported in recent weeks.

BY AFP

The United States issued a warning Thursday to its citizens about travelling to a popular tourist region in Ethiopia after a string of grenade attacks targeting hotels and homes.

The US embassy in Addis Ababa said there had been four grenade blasts this month in Gondar, a city in the north known for its ancient castles. Continue reading U.S. Citizens Warned Against Travel to Gondar after Grenade Attacks

U.S. Extends Ethiopia Travel Warning

Not Safe. State Department warned U.S. citizens of the risk of traveling to Ethiopia.

By U.S. State Department,

The State Department continues to warn U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Ethiopia due to the potential for civil unrest related to sporadic and unpredictable anti-government protests that began in November 2015.

The U.S. Embassy’s ability to provide consular services in many parts of the country may be limited without warning due to the government’s restrictions on mobile and internet communications and the unpredictable nature of the current security situation. This replaces the Travel Warning of October 21, 2016. Continue reading U.S. Extends Ethiopia Travel Warning

Ethiopia Lifts Travel Restrictions on Diplomats

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

U.S. Issued Security Warning to Its Citizens in Ethiopia

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa issues a country wide security alert to its citizens following the outbreak of a 24 hour demonstration in the capital. What do the Embassy know about security threats in the country than the election waiting to be rigged and its aftermath?

By U.S. Embassy (Ethiopia),

THE U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia informs U.S. citizens that political rallies or demonstrations may occur without significant notice throughout Ethiopia, particularly in the lead up to Ethiopian national elections in May 2015.

Such rallies and demonstrations may be organized by any party or group and can occur in any open space throughout the country. In Addis Ababa, applications for permits to conduct rallies are often requested for Meskel Square or Bel Air Field. Continue reading U.S. Issued Security Warning to Its Citizens in Ethiopia

Susan Rice, the War-Lord-Dictator of African Dictators

Susan Rice has been waltzing with Africa’s slyest, slickest and meanest dictators for nearly two decades. She has been the acknowledged Guardian Angel, champion, apologist, promoter, advocate and matriarch of the late Ethiopian dictator Meles Zenawi. When it comes to Eritrea, however, her hate for President Isaias Afewerki and the people of Eritrea has clouded her judgment to the point where she cannot differentiate between American national interests and her personal vendetta.

By Amanuel Biedemariam,

IT is hard to imagine but true, the hawkish Susan Rice wields tremendous power and influence on African matters in the White House and on the dictators of Africa that kowtow to her whims. Absent of solid US Africa policy, absent of mature balanced approach and, absent of African experts with power in higher places; Susan Rice, as a security advisor, has the ears of trigger happy President in the White House.

On an interview with the Voice Of America Amharic, Ambassador Herman Cohen, who at one time was United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs from 1989 to 1993, and mentored Ambassador, now Security advisor Susan Rice said, Continue reading Susan Rice, the War-Lord-Dictator of African Dictators