“Canada is deeply concerned by the rapidly deteriorating security situation in Ethiopia,” Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said in a statement. AFPSaturday (27/11/2021).
Since November 18, he warned, Ottawa has asked Canadians to avoid all travel to Ethiopia.
“We are now asking Canadians already there to leave immediately if it is safe to do so,” he said, citing possible disruption of commercial flights “if the situation continues to deteriorate.”
Ottawa’s notification to Canadians in Ethiopia comes after the United States and other countries told their citizens to leave Ethiopia amid concerns that rebel Tigray arrived in the capital.
War erupted in November 2020 when Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, sent troops to Tigray province to overthrow the ruling party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).
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