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    Remarks by President Obama to the People of Africa

    Remarks by President Obama to the People of Africa Mandela Hall African Union Headquarters Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you so much. Madam Chairwoman, thank you so much for your kind words and your leadership.  To Prime Minister Hailemariam, and the people of Ethiopia — once again, thank you for your wonderful hospitality and for hosting this pan-African [...]
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    Highlights from Pres. Obama and PM Hailemariam joint presser

    Yesterday at noon, President Barak Obama and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn held joint press conference, following a bilateral talks at the latter’s office. Here are the main points. President Obama’s opening remarks noted: * The fast economic growth in Ethiopia * Prime Minster Hailemariam’s vital role in shaping of the policy for development agenda, dubbed Addis Ababa [...]
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    Obama in Ethiopia: Did We Just Insult China?

    Addis Ababa is abuzz with Obama’s historic visit. Ethiopians were nonchalant about his visit with no sign of a fraction of the excitement Kenyans showed towards Obama’s visit. That seems to have changed once the president arrived in Addis. Live state TV coverage started even before the arrival of Air Force One, the presidential plane, above Addis Ababa skies. Premier Hailemariam [...]
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    Obama deems Ethiopia’s election democratic (Excerpts from Susan Rice’s briefing)

    National Security Advisor Ambassador Susan Rice made some interesting remarks on Wednesday regarding President Obama’s trip to Africa. In a White House briefing, ahead of the President’s departure from Washington, Susan Rice remarked that * We go to many places where we engage with countries and leaders with whom we have some questions and concerns about their human rights record, [...]
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    Kenyan judge sentenced 92 Ethiopians to prison, deportation

    Kenyan court sentenced ninety-two Ethiopians to thirty days in imprisonment. The convicted are all males between the age of 20 and 25, according to reports on Kenyan media. Police arrested the Ethiopians last Tuesday, at 6 a.m., while traveling in north-eastern Kenya, near Isiolo city, 285 kms north of Nairobi. The Ethiopians were traveling in an Isuzu vehicle under the escort of a Toyota Vitz at [...]

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