Barack Obama In Ethiopia


Barack Obama

Barack Obama is the first ever US  President to address 54-member African Union at its headquarters in Addis Ababa on Tuesday.  In his two-day visit to Kenya, the US president was greeted at Addis Ababa’s international airport by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

US President is likely to focus on:

  1. The end of South Sudan’s 19-month-old civil war.
  2. Combating Muslim terrorists.
  3. His concerns about the erosion of democratic freedom in Ethiopia.
  4. He may express his alarm over a clampdown on the media and the jailing of bloggers.
  5. He may even call for tougher sanctions and a possible arms embargo if the warring factions do not agree on a peace deal.

Fighting in South Sudan has left thousands of people dead and displaced more than two million.

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