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Obama opens first visit to Ethiopia by US president

1 year 2 months 3 weeks ago July 26, 2015 Jul 26, 2015 Sunday, July 26 2015 July 26, 2015 12:00 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Julie Pace

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - President Barack Obama is making the first-ever visit by an American president to Ethiopia.

Obama arrived in the capital of Addis Ababa from Kenya, where he made a historic return to the country of his father's birth. He'll meet with Ethiopian leaders and speak at the African Union.

The president has faced criticism for visiting Ethiopia from human rights groups that accuse the government of cracking down on dissent by arresting journalists, opposition party supporters and others.

The White House says Obama will raise human rights while in Ethiopia. Officials have defended the decision to travel to there, noting U.S. counterterrorism cooperation with the East African nation.

While in Ethiopia, Obama will also meet with regional leaders to discuss the crisis in South Sudan.


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