Severe fuel shortage hits Addis Ababa

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA - JULY 19: Drivers line up their vehicle at a gas station for refueling in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on July 19, 2017. Ethiopia has been hit by a serious shortage fuel. Due to shortage most of the gas stations refuse to sell fuel, rest of the stations sell fuel on particular hours of a day. (Photo by Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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A severe fuel shortage has hit Addis Ababa and neighboring towns forcing motorists to queue for long longs at any station that has the supply.

According to Local media, the citizens blame the shortages on the closure by protesters of the main road linking Ethiopia and Djibouti.

Ethiopia imports most of its goods via the port in Djibouti.

So far, government hasn’t commented on the fuel shortage nor the blockade of the road.

While fuel shortages have become an almost monthly occurrence in the capital, the queues around the Addis Ababa today are unusually long.