Civil unrest in Ethiopia

Protests against a Master Plan for Addis Ababa have been ongoing in recent weeks, across the Oromiya Region, including at a number of universities. Reports indicate that protests have caused transportation disruption and some protests have become violent.

Also on December 11, an explosion occurred at the Anwar Mosque in the Merkato area of Addis Ababa.

Advice For Travellers

Travellers should avoid the Merkato area in Addis Ababa. To minimize safety risk, avoid all large public gatherings and demonstrations. Even seemingly peaceful protests can quickly escalate and become violent.

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