Following Saturday’s grenade attack at a political rally in Addis Ababa, the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office is advising visitors to remain vigilant, especially in crowded areas.

From the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Summary: Addis Ababa: Saturday 23 June: A large rally in support of Ethiopian Prime Minister, Dr Abiy Ahmed, was disrupted by a grenade attack, resulting in [around] 80 injured, some seriously. Minor incidents were reported as crowds dispersed, but the streets are now mostly calm. We encourage visitors to continue to follow our advice below on public gatherings.

Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Ethiopia. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners.

You should be vigilant at all times, especially in crowded areas and public places like transport hubs, hotels, restaurants, bars and places of worship and during major gatherings like religious or sporting events. There is a threat of kidnapping in Ethiopia’s Somali region, particularly in the eastern areas to which the FCO advise against all travel. See Terrorism

from Travel Advice Summary, which can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ethiopia

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