2019-10-23: On Wednesday (23 October), demonstrations and roadblocks are occurring across the region of Oromia and in the capital Addis Abbeba. The road from Awasa to Addis Abbeba is blocked in several places. In Addis Abbeba there are demonstrations in the area of Bole Rwanda and Bole Japan.
Heightened security measures are to be expected, local traffic disruptions are possible. Violent incidents cannot be ruled out. Travellers should avoid demonstrations and follow instructions by authorities.