March 13, 1991 |
The U.S. government suggested that American diplomatic dependents and non-essential staff leave Ethiopia after a string of victories by rebel forces, diplomats said. The advisory is strictly voluntary, but envoys in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, said they expect a "considerable number" of the approximately 40 U.S. dependents to leave. Since launching their latest offensive Feb.
August 8, 1989 |
An Ethiopian government aircraft carrying Rep. Mickey Leland (D-Tex.), chairman of the House Select Committee on Hunger, and eight other Americans disappeared Monday on a flight from Addis Ababa to a refugee camp near the Sudan border, the State Department announced. Department spokeswoman Greta Morris said the plane failed to arrive at Fugnido Refugee Camp, near the town of Gambela about 300 miles west of Addis Ababa, the capital.
June 8, 1998 |
U.S. military forces completed the evacuation of Americans from the beleaguered capital of Eritrea on Sunday as a top U.S. diplomat left Africa with the fighting between Eritrea and neighboring Ethiopia still out of control. Assistant Secretary of State Susan E. Rice departed Burkina Faso, where African leaders endorsed a proposed cease-fire agreement that U.S. officials hope will end the bombing raids and border skirmishes of recent days.