Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Secretry of State Rex Tillerson appears at news conference following a Diplomatic and Security Dialogue Meeting with a Chinese delegation including State Counselor Yang Jiechi and military Chief of Joint Staff Fang Fenghui, at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

The U.S. Embassy is monitoring reports of protest and unrest throughout Addis Ababa, with police deployed in response.  These incidents may continue through the weekend with little or no warning.  Expect an increased police presence and be prepared for road closures.

U.S. Government personnel are advised to avoid non-essential road movements in Addis Ababa on Saturday, September 15, 2018, especially on Bole and Meskel Square Roads, and to limit movement in Addis Ababa until the end of the weekend.