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Obama’s Visit to Africa Draws Fire From Human Rights Groups

U.S. President Barack Obama’s trip to Ethiopia and Kenya - a first for a sitting U.S. president – is drawing criticism from human rights groups who fear his appearance will give backing to strong-arm governments that have been condemned for squeezing opposition parties, independent media and civil society. Kenya is considered a valuable U.S. ally in the fight against Islamic terrorism in East Africa. But its campaign against the Somali radical group al-Shabab has been marred by...

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