Ethiopia’s diplomatic travel ban ends as ‘peace restored’

  • November 10, 2016

The Ethiopian Government  has finally lifted a ban on diplomats travelling more than 40km from the capital Addis Ababa without permission. Ethiopia has recently faced a strong wave violent protests. Due to this, the ban was imposed under last month’s state of emergency. Now it has been lifted because relative peace and security has been restored, the Defence Minister Siraj Fegessa said.

He said the travel ban was imposed for the safety of diplomats.

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