Our team has heard it’s fair share of “why are you going to Africa right now” and isn’t all of Africa in upheaval?” To be fair, sort of. However, in my experience (which is neither deep nor wide), people usually talk about Africa as “Africa”…not about individual countries within the continent – mostly because we don’t actually know how big it is!
I’ve encouraged our team to talk to their worried friends and family about this: At the moment, Mexico is #3 on the list of places the US Government advises you NOT to travel to. That being said, would you have a moral dilema visiting Texas? Unless you don’t like to sweat or hate accents, my guess is no. So let your fears be assuaged, Ethiopia is more than a hop, skip and a jump from Egypt/Libya and has been pretty stable for the last 5 years 😉