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Obama’s decision to travel to Ethiopia troubles Jeffrey Smith, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights

25 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

(AFP) – President Barack Obama will in late July become the first sitting American leader to visit Ethiopia and the headquarters of the African Union, the White House said Friday.
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Obama calls for overhaul of NSA’s phone data collection program

17 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory
By Mark Landler and Peter Baker

WASHINGTON — President Obama, declaring that advances in technology had made it harder “to both defend our nation and uphold our civil liberties,” announced carefully calculated changes to surveillance policies on Friday, saying he would restrict the ability of intelligence agencies to gain access to telephone data, and would ultimately move that data out of the hands of the government.
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Obama national security review panel: Strip NSA of power to collect phone data records

19 Dec

by Dan Roberts and Spencer Ackerman, The Guardian
Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

Edward Snowden (Photo credit: The Guardian)

The National Security Agency should be banned from attempting to undermine the security of the internet and stripped of its power to collect telephone records in bulk, a White House review panel recommended on Wednesday.
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Kagame on Amanpour: Denials over Rwanda’s role in DR Congo turmoils smack of evasiveness à la Meles

26 Jan

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

President Paul Kagame is in Davos, where he has been attending the World Economic Forum. CNN’s Christian Amanpour reached him there on two pressing matters: the havoc he wrecks in Congo DR, providing assistance to the marauding warlords in the so-called M-23 Movement.
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Readout of Obama’s discussion with Hailemariam Dessalegn

24 Aug

Posted by Admin; Source: White House, 23 August

    The President and Acting Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn spoke today. President Obama conveyed his condolences on behalf of the American people to the people of Ethiopia for the country’s loss.

    President Obama also noted that Prime Minister Meles made significant contributions to Ethiopia’s development and to peace and security in the region.

    President Obama underscored the commitment of the United States to continuing in our partnership with Ethiopia, and urged Acting Prime Minister Hailemariam to use his leadership to enhance the Ethiopian government’s support for development, democracy, human rights and regional security.

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Vive Senegal—for being rare & brilliant example for Africa in democratic election

27 Mar

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

Last January, I was terribly disappointed by Senegal’s 85-year old President Abdoulaye Wade, who for a while messed up a peaceful country and people, because he so much wanted what the people did not want him to have: a chance of dying in office in his third term as president.
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