Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency
The Ethiopian government has declared a state of emergency, which will be in place for six months, says the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).  The FCO says it could result in the following restrictions: curfews, random arrests and searches, and blocking of the Internet. Travellers are also warned to exercise caution when travelling on Route 8, south of Awassa, due to roadblocks and attacks on properties in towns along the road. The announcement follows months of unrest in the country’s Amhara and Oromia regions. (Source: Commonwealth Press Release)

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