Ethiopia lifts travel restrictions on diplomats.

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Reports from Ethiopia say the Government has lifted a ban on foreign diplomats leaving the capital Addis Ababa, imposed as part of a countrywide state of emergency, following unprecedented anti-government protests.

A statement said the government had lifted the directive which restricts diplomats from travelling beyond a forty kilometre radius out of Addis Ababa without notification.

Defence minister, Siraj Fegessa told a press conference the move followed “the relative peace and security” in the country since a state of emergency was declared on October 9 after nearly a year of sometimes violent anti-government protests.

Other restrictions, including a dusk-to-dawn curfew in some places, and restrictions on access to the media and the internet remain in place.



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