Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Violent protests and road closures in and around Shashamane

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The U.S. Embassy is aware of reports of violent protests and road closures in and around Shashamane, approximately 250 km south of Addis Ababa.  There are reports of casualties.  The Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens avoid travel to Shashamane at this time.  As always, review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates.  Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

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3 Responses to Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Violent protests and road closures in and around Shashamane

  1. There is protest at American football fields across Americas major cities, should we stop travelling and watching Football ? ? ?

    Lema
    October 11, 2017 at 9:46 pm
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  2. Are Americans better than other countries citizens? American fallacy. Americans the most neglected citizens in the world in their country. But they do this to pretend American government cares about its citizens than any country? This is political agenda, destabilizing Ethiopia using this fallacy warning . They are telling the world there is problem in Ethiopia using this pretext and fallacy. Woyane deserves this who served them as messenger boy so far with no dignity.

    lalima
    October 11, 2017 at 10:20 pm
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  3. Who wants to go to TPLF’s Hellwhole Ethiopia unless it is some of these private for hire mercinaries hired by TPLF to murder Ethiopians, whoelse will go to Ethiopia ?

    We all should know TPLF officials are taking out billions of dollars out of Ethiopia bringing it to USA securing their money by hiring private American mercinaries/bodyguards. These mercinaries not only secure but also rob the country’s foreign currency federal reserve while they are there under the supervision of the TPLF officials . Ethiopia military leaders that were supposed to protect the money are participating in stealing the money bringing it to USA..

    Unless it is to make money tourism is almost zero from USA to Ethiopia especially since diseases are killing people not to mention the violence that uis killing people, It was announced on October 9, 2017 that Cholera hits Dire Dawa, also 10 die in Benishangul Gumuz from Cholera.

    Cholera is spreading in an alarming rate from Dire Dawa in the east to Benishangul in the west and from the Capital Addis Ababa to the northern city of Mekelle claiming lives along its route.
    Reports from Benishangul Gumuz say 10 people have died due to cholera in Gobela town, Dangul district. The town’s hospital is admitting only people afflicted with cholera. Local authorities say the epidemic is just acute watery diarrhoea while health professionals say it is indeed cholera. No family visitation to the hospital is allowed in a bid to stop the spread of the disease. A prison in Gilgel town is also seriously affected by the scourge.
    Over 100 people have reportedly been admitted to the City’s hospital in Dire Dawa, according to local health officials.
    Cholera has claimed the lives of hundreds in the Somali region of Ethiopia but regime officials say the condition they like to describe as acute watery diarrhoea was under control.
    The cholera crisis is on top of the ongoing hunger crisis which affects 15 million people. The UN says 800,000 children are severely malnourished and at risk of starvation.
    It was siad on October 6, 2017) Acute malnutrition crisis and disease outbreaks is worsening in the Somali region of Eastern Ethiopia, according to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), an international medical humanitarian organisation.
    The MSF crises update says three rainy seasons in a row without substantial rains have led to a humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia. Crops have failed, cattle have died and millions of people across the country are facing food and water shortages.
    It said people in the Somali region are particularly affected by acute malnutrition crisis and disease outbreaks.
    The crisis is further burdening a population that has been affected by acute watery diarrhea and outbreaks of other diseases such as measles.
    This year alone MSF teams have so far treated 12,284 children under the age of five with severe malnutrition in the Somali region.
    It has also treated 15,893 cases of acute watery diarrhoea this year.
    MSF warned that beyond malnutrition and acute watery diarrhea, other outbreaks are imminent in the Somali region and the risk is increasing with rains expected to start in mid-October.

    New York’s resident Supermodel Liya Kebede’s husband, Kassy Kebede, is a hedge-fund manager and investment consultant in New York. Kassy reportedly manages multibillion-dollar investment portfolios for numerous officials including Semhal Meles Zenawi and the current first lady of Ethiopia Roman Tesfaye.

    Menilik
    October 12, 2017 at 9:47 pm
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