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Barack Obama Ethiopia

Urges press freedom in Ethiopia

27 Jul, 2015

Obama urges Ethiopia’s leaders to curb crackdowns on press freedom and political openness as he begins a visit that human rights groups say legitimizes an oppressive government.¬†Obama’s trip marks the first visit by a sitting U.S. president to Ethiopia, a fast-growing economy once defined by poverty and famine.

When all voices are being heard, when people know they are being included in the political process, that makes a country more successful.