Obama Begins Ethiopia 2-Day Visit, After 4 Days In Kenya

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US President Barack Obama has landed in Ethiopia, beginning a two-day stay and becoming the first American leader to visit the country.

Air Force One touched down at Addis Ababa’s international airportyesterday 26th July after a short flight north from the Kenyan capital Nairobi, with the president greeted on the tarmac by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

The visit will include talks with the Ethiopian government, a key strategic ally but criticised for its record on democracy and human rights. Obama will also become the first US president to address the African Union, the 54-member continental bloc.

He will also hold talks with regional leaders on the civil war in South Sudan.

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President Barack Obama with Ethiopia’s Hailemariam Desalegn

Obama Begins Ethiopia 2-OnoBello (4) US President Barack Obama (center) greets Ethiopian government officials upon his arrival at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa 

Photo Credit: AFP Photo/Saul Loeb








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