US President Barack Obama to visit Ethiopia on African tour

BBC News

Barack Obama will become the first sitting US president to visit Ethiopia, the White House says.

Mr Obama will travel to the capital Addis Ababa in late July to meet with the Ethiopian government and African Union leaders.

The president will be in Kenya before that on a previously announced trip, visiting his father’s homeland for the first time as leader.

He has previously visited Ghana, Egypt, Senegal, Tanzania, and South Africa.

The US leader will participate in a global entrepreneurship summit while in Kenya.

In Ethiopia, he will discuss how to “accelerate economic growth, strengthen democratic institutions, and improve security,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters.


  1. Can somebody tell me how Roman Tesfaye the full bred Eritrean survived in Ethiopia during the Badme Boarder conflict while countless other Eritreans got deported out of Ethiopia after they got all their property confiscated by the Ethiopian Military, most Eritreans had to leave behind their life’s savings with all their properties when they were dropped off at Eritrea-Ethiopia boarder by Ethiopian military even though they were married to an Ethiopian and did not involve in Eritrean politics.

    Can somebody also tell me whether Roman Tesfaye is considered an Ethiopian or an Eritrean-diplomat working at the African Union representing Eritrea?

    The way it is going Michele herself might claim she is an Ethiopian overnight during this visit.


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