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Saturday 10 December 2016

Ethiopia release web journalists

Ethiopia has released three journalists and three bloggers charged with incitement and terrorism.

The release of the journalists yesterday was welcomed by the US-based Committee to Protect Journalists, who said they had been arrested in late April 2014.

The news comes ahead of President Barack Obama's visit later this month, the first ever by a sitting US president.

Obama has been criticised for planning to visit Ethiopia because of its poor record in upholding human and democratic rights.

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