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France Urges Its Citizens to Leave  Ethiopia

Wed 24 Nov 2021 | 11:15 AM
Ahmed Emam

On Tuesday, France called on its citizens in Ethiopia to leave the country immediately as the violence has increased once again, resulting in yet more deaths, more displacement, and more relocations of humanitarian personnel.

The French authorities said there could be some "voluntary" departures of embassy staff, particularly those with families, according to French media

In an email sent to all French citizens in Ethiopia, the French embassy in Addis Ababa said: "All French nationals are formally urged to leave the country without delay."

Similarly, the American and British authorities have shown different approaches and options available for their citizens to leave Ethiopia, specifically from Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport via commercial airlines.

It's worth mentioning that Northern Ethiopia territory has been devastated and impacted by conflict since November 2020 when Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sent troops into the Tigray region to topple its ruling party, the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF).