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African Nations Slowly Improve Conditions for Disabled

Recently, Judith Heumann did something in Ethiopia that, just a decade ago, would have been impossible for her. She took a train ride. “I was in Ethiopia last week; I … [was] able to take a ride on the new light rail system, which enabled me as a wheelchair user to be able to get on the train,” she told African journalists during a recent briefing via teleconference from Washington. Heumann, who is the United States' special adviser on international disability rights and who...

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