Kerry to Visit Ethiopia for Security Talks

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VoA /Africa

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is headed to Ethiopia for security talks with regional officials and to attend a 50th anniversary celebration for the African Union.Kerry’s three-day visit begins Friday in Addis Ababa, where the State Department says he will meet with senior Ethiopian officials to discuss “bilateral issues.”On Saturday, he will join African leaders and other foreign dignitaries at an AU summit that will celebrate 50 years of the pan-African organization, which used to be referred to as the Organization of African Unity.Kerry’s visit is expected to include talks on efforts to battle Islamist extremists in countries such as Mali and northern Nigeria.

During recent talks with his Nigerian counterpart, Kerry reaffirmed U.S. support for Nigeria’s fight against Boko Haram militants in the north, where a state of emergency has been declared.

In Mali, French troops are beginning to wrap up an offensive against Islamist fighters who had seized control of the north. Analysts say the U.S. is looking to help provide counter-insurgency training to regional forces who are taking over.

Kerry also will likely discuss violence along the fragile and undecided border of Sudan and South Sudan, where human rights groups have warned that outlawed militant groups are taking advantage of the instability.



  1. Proverb 21:13
    13 Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor
    will also cry out and not be answered.
    To fight terrioriests the most short cut and simple way is bring democratic leader for every country, free media, free press and keep the right of oppostion parties. Unless you stand with the poeple you can not bring peace. Anyway good luck you go only for your interst not the poor people, not for those thousand people prisned and disappered with out trace. Very sad they only fight and spent millions of dollars for the converssion of social system. You fight dereg but still the lives of the people worst

  2. KERRY does not give a damn to democracy bla bla bla .. as long as Tigre people liberation front continue to act as his whipping boys in somalia without sacrificing a single US soldier. Ethiopians should rely on themselves to free theselves.

  3. I do blame the secretary of the state for ignoring the call and for ignoring Amharas hollow protest in washington dc. America knows siding with minority Amharas may not serve Americas short and long term interest, the best choice will be to side with Ethiopias majority( non Amhara Ethiopians).

  4. Mr. Kerry Be Safe. Go with your own security do not trust. Tell this innocent secretary. TPLF spirit is evil they can do as long as their credibility creat attention and make money.

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