Obama says Ethiopia should not jail journalists, restrict opponents

July 28, 2015 11:45 AM

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Obama says Ethiopia should not jail journalists, restrict opponents

ADDIS ABABA U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that Ethiopia "cannot unleash the full potential of its people" if it jails journalists and restricts legitimate opposition groups.

Ethiopia's government has acknowledged it had more work to do to develop its democracy but also says any journalists it has detained committed crimes.

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