Archive | July 24, 2015

President Obama starts two-day Kenya visit

(BBC News) — Barack Obama has arrived in Kenya on the first visit to his ancestral home as serving US president. During his two-day visit Mr Obama will hold talks with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and other top officials. Trade will feature strongly, but Mr Obama also said he would deliver a “blunt message” to […]

Ethiopia: President Obama Should Urge Changes to Help Civil Society, Political Opposition

(Freedom House) — As President Obama prepares to visit Ethiopia next week, Freedom House has prepared policy recommendations for the White House, highlighting Ethiopia’s undermining of civil society, independent media, and the political opposition: “The political environment during parliamentary elections held in May included arrest, harassment and intimidation of opposition members and supporters,” the letter […]

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