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Ethiopia:                                               Difficult terrain for Barack Obama

25 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

by Philipp Sandner; Deutsche Welle news report

    Barack Obama has become the first sitting US president to visit Kenya. His next stop, Ethiopia, has a poor human rights record, but is strategically important for the US. This may temper Obama’s criticism.

In Addis Ababa, an Ethiopian prime minister will welcome a US president to his country for the first time in its history. Some Ethiopians view this as an emotional occasion. Barack Obama, one resident of Addis Ababa told DW, “should be proud to come to Ethiopia – the most ancient country in the world, the origin of Lucy, of Homo erectus, ancestor of mankind.”
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