7 Nov 2021

US orders government officials to leave Ethiopia amid conflict in Tigray

Africa Correspondent

The United States has ordered all non-emergency US government employees in Ethiopia to leave – warning that “incidents of civil unrest and ethnic violence are occurring without warning” – while other countries have also warned staff to leave while commercial flights are still available.

Tigrayan rebel forces and their allies are marching towards the capital, Addis Ababa – where thousands of people have taken to the streets vowing to defend it.