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2015-07-28 Obama Pushes for End to South Sudan Conflict
[Deutsche Welle] The US President has appealed to East African regional leaders to strive to end the South Sudan conflict. He also praised host country Ethiopia's fight against militants in Somalia, but challenged it over democracy.

2015-07-27 PM to Step Up Fight Against Terror After Obama Talks
[Deutsche Welle] US President Barack Obama has begun talks with Ethiopia's leaders on regional security issues. But he also touched on democracy and political rights in face of the country's poor record on this score.

2015-07-28 Why Internet Governance Matters
[Addis Fortune] Come September, the United States government will relinquish its control of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN). Following that, some governments are announcing their positions on the coming arrangement of oversight powers. African countries, including Ethiopia, are, for the most part, quiet.

2015-07-28 World Should Back Expanded Mediation on South Sudan - Crisis Group
[ICG] For more than eighteen months, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the regional body mediating peace negotiations to end South Sudan's civil war, has struggled to secure a deal in the face of deep regional divisions and the parties' truculence. To overcome these challenges, it announced a revised, expanded mediation - "IGAD-PLUS" - including the African Union (AU), UN, China, U.S., UK, European Union (EU), Norway and the IGAD Partners Forum (IPF).

2015-07-27 Quiet Diplomacy With Ethiopia Is Not Very Effective, HRW Says
[Deutsche Welle] After talks with US President Barack Obama, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has insisted the government's commitment to democracy is real. But the facts speak for themselves, says HRW's Leslie Lefkow.

2015-07-28 US Assistance to Ethiopia
[Ethiopian Herald] The Ethio-US relations were established in 1903 when the first US ambassador arrived in Addis Ababa to present his credentials to the Emperor Menelik II. In 1957, then U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon visited Ethiopia and called it "one of the United States' most stalwart and consistent allies".

2015-07-27 President Obama - Tear Down the Wall Between Eritrea and Ethiopia
[African Arguments] President Obama is in the midst of a historic visit, having travelled to his ancestral homeland, Kenya, where his father hails from, and now Ethiopia -- one of Africa's "lion" economies and an important ally of Washington in the volatile region of the Horn of Africa.

2015-07-27 Obama Meets Ethiopia PM to Discuss Security and Trade
[Al Jazeera] Barack Obama has met the Ethiopian prime minister on the first visit by a serving US president to a nation with one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa but which has often been criticised for its rights record.

2015-07-27 Viable Move Against Terrorism
[Ethiopian Herald] Terrorism poses a threat to the social and political values that are directly or indirectly related to the full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedom. Irrespective of the entity that perpetrates them whether a state or group of individuals, all acts of terrorism seriously impair or impede the enjoyment of human rights, including a range of socio-economic right, such as the right to health, food and housing.

2015-07-27 Obama's Visit - Confirmation of Ethio-U.S. Strong Bilateral Ties
[Ethiopian Herald] Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, will visit Ethiopia on July 26, 2015. Obama will become the first sitting US president to visit Ethiopia.

2015-07-27 Obama in Ethiopia - a Presidential Visit in Context
[Addis Fortune] In his recent book titled, "The Lion of Judah in the New World", American political scientist Theodore M. Vestal, has argued: "The images of Africa and of Africans that the American people developed during Haileselassie's prominence will no doubt be referred to by historians, psychologists, and sociologists - as well as the media - as having played a part in the election of Barack Obama as president in 2008."

2015-07-27 U.S. Investment Lags in Ethiopia
[Addis Fortune] For the first time in the history, a sitting United States president will visit Ethiopia this week. It would definitely be remiss not to mention the ramifications of this momentous occasion.

2015-07-27 ERCA Awards Top Tax Payers
[Reporter] Accuses wholesalers and distributors in Addis of tax dodging

2015-07-27 Athletics Federation Awards Cash Prize for Youth Athletes
[Reporter] The Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF) spent more than 144 thousands birr for Ethiopian youth athletes and coaching staff upon their return from the ninth World Youth Championships at Colombia Cali.

2015-07-27 Public Opinion On Obama's Official Visit
[Ethiopian Herald] Soon after Ethiopia saw off participants of the 3rd ICFD back home, it is now in full gear to welcome one of its honourable guests--US Barack Obama.

2015-07-27 Ethiopian Troops Seize New Area From Al-Shabaab
[Shabelle] The African Union Mission for Somalia (AMISOM) troops from Ethiopia have taken control of Jameco area just 20Km west of Burhakaba town in Bay region.

2015-07-27 Barack Obama's Convenient Truths
[Daily Maverick] In most places on the African continent, American aircraft are more likely to deliver drone strikes than presidents.

2015-07-28 Promising, Hakan to Supply 160,000tn of Wheat for U.S.$35.4 Million
[Addis Fortune] The wheat was purchased in June for delivery at Port of Djibouti, mid-July to mid-September

2015-07-28 President Uhuru Kenyatta Jets Back From Ethiopia Summit
[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta Monday evening arrived back into the country from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he attended a multilateral summit on the South Sudan peace process, and regional counterterrorism measures.

2015-07-28 President Kenyatta Back From Ethiopia
[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta jetted back into the country Monday night from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he attended a multilateral summit on the South Sudan peace process, and regional counterterrorism measures.

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