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Ethiopian Opposition Urges Obama to Press for Political Freedom

An Ethiopian opposition figure has called on U.S. President Barack Obama to demand political freedoms when he meets Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn Monday.  Gizachew Shiferaw, former president of the opposition Unity for Democracy and Justice Party, said he is less politically active as a result of the government’s crackdown on the opposition, independent media, and civil society groups.  Shiferaw said the opposition is not allowed to function as required under the...

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