President Obama Ethiopia Speech President Obama Delivers Remarks at the African Union


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President Obama is criticized for saying Ethiopian government is ‘democratically elected’

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopian opposition figures have criticized a remark by President Barack Obama that their country, whose ruling party won every seat in parliament in May elections, has a “democratically elected” government.

Yonathan Tesfaye, a spokesman for Ethiopia’s opposition Blue party, said Tuesday that Obama behaved like a “tricky and mischievous politician” when he made the comment a day earlier during a news conference with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

Obama departed Ethiopia on Tuesday to end a two-nation African trip that included a stop in Kenya.

Human rights groups have criticized Obama for visiting Ethiopia, saying his trip lends legitimacy to an oppressive government. Hailemariam has defended Ethiopia’s commitment to democracy.

Ethiopia is the world’s second-worst jailer of journalists in Africa, after Eritrea, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

7 Responses to President Obama Ethiopia Speech President Obama Delivers Remarks at the African Union

  1. Mario July 28, 2015 at 7:12 pm #

    African leaders who refused to listen tho their own peoples, it’s fool-hardy to think what President Obama said to them will sink their thick skulls. If it does, time will tell.

    The fact that President Obama called the regime in Ethiopia, “democratically elected” government will do nothing, but embolden the regime to be more autocratic and gear for one party dictatorship. I believe this comment of his will neutralize the few things he said on human right violations, etc.

    As Kenyans prepare for the March elections, President Obama urges the people of Kenya to put aside tribal and ethnic differences; to clearly reject intimidation and violence; to address electoral disputes through Kenya’s courts, rather than on the streets; and to come together as a nation on the 50th anniversary of Kenyan independence. It is a moment to put strife and impunity firmly in the past, and to embrace a bright and peaceful future.

  2. Mario July 28, 2015 at 7:24 pm #

    Correction:

    My last paragraph was to quote what the president said to Kenyans. But I read something more relevant to Ethiopia and the Ethiopian people. I wish he said that to us all. Please read on.

    “… President Obama urges the people of Kenya to put aside tribal and ethnic differences; to clearly reject intimidation and violence; to address electoral disputes through Kenya’s courts, rather than on the streets; and to come together as a nation on the 50th anniversary of Kenyan independence. It is a moment to put strife and impunity firmly in the past, and to embrace a bright and peaceful future”.

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/02/05/president-obamas-message-people-kenya

    • Antro July 29, 2015 at 7:30 am #

      “As for Ethiopia, where the ruling party and its allies just won 100 percent of the seats in Parliament and where journalists have repeatedly been imprisoned for criticizing the government, Mr. Obama gently urged greater progress while expressing understanding of the country’s difficult history. Aides said that in private, Ethiopia’s leaders were unusually candid in acknowledging flaws in their system and seemed committed to change.”

    • Antro July 29, 2015 at 7:31 am #

      “He came away with a sour aftertaste following the so-called Arab Spring, when countries in the Middle East and North Africa cast off autocrats only to fail to install successful democracies.”

  3. Antro July 29, 2015 at 6:48 am #

    TPLF used biological anthropology in the political motives to fool Obama with Lucy, and he saw the Lucy, got composure of letter for his speech, articulate back, which gave him applauds.

  4. Càlà July 29, 2015 at 1:12 pm #

    Obama’s visit to East Africa is totally scandalous.

    1- On one hand he denounces African dictatorial regimes for clinging on power for decades. At the same time he praises the Woyane tyrannical repressive regime that rules the country with an iron hand for a quarter century as :
    a ‘democratically elected government’.

    2- In 1960, after murdering the truly democratically elected prime minister Patrice Lumumba, the dictator Mobuto Sesseko of Congo ruled the country for more than 30 years with all-round support of USA and its European allies.
    What does Mr. Obama has to say about that ?

    3- The USA ruling elites and its peers supported the Apartheid regime of South Africa during the whole of its existence, until it was forced to sit down and negotiate with the ANC rebels and finally relinquish its power and step down.

    4- Mr Obama campaigns for gay rights, while at the same time claiming that he’s a devoted Christian.

    5- Americans think they can win the race with china on the African arena by just « talking ». The Chinese build bridges, ports, schools, hospitals, houses (including the OAU’s new multi service sky scraper), while the West supports and arms the dictatorial regimes with deadly weapons that kill people and destroy the nations’ basic infrastructures.
    China or the West, who is going to win the new scrumble for Africa ?
    I bet the Westerners can’t. Obviously, they have already lost the competition.

    6- The USA is pursuing in Africa the same wrong international relations policy of imperialist interventionism that failed miserably in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. What is new in East Africa ?

    The proxy-war in Somalia can’t be different. They can’t win a war by pouring billing of dollars and hiring mercenaries in the horn African region.
    The real practical solution for the war in Somalia should be left only to the Somali people.

    The problem there can only be settled though peaceful national dialog among the different Somali political groups. Leave Somalis alone.

    7- Talk doesn’t help Africa.
    Obama ‘talked’ in a china-built and freely given OAU conference hall complex (not of USA)
    If the USA and its chohorts really want to see Africa emerge and come up ; let they stop supporting the repressive regimes ; let they cancel the back-breaking financial debts they imposed on the continent and start offering fair commercial trade and invest in African infrastructure like China.

  5. Càlà July 29, 2015 at 1:59 pm #

    I dashed off !
    ‘billing of dollars’ a distraction to readers.

    Under, 6- The proxy-war in Somalia can’t be different. They can’t win a war by pouring billing of dollars and hiring mercenaries in the horn African region.

    Please reat it as ‘ billions of dollars’.

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