Happy Birthday - Menelik II
Menelik II was born on August 17, 1844 in Ankober, Shewa, Ethiopia. Emperor of Ethiopia (1889–1913). One of Ethiopia's greatest rulers, he repelled an Italian invasion at the great Battle of Adwa, and carried out a wide-ranging program of modernization. He died in 1913.
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Remarks by the President at Press Conference After U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit
David Ohito, The Standard.
Q Thank you, Mr. President. You have been hosting African kings, prime ministers and presidents for the last three days. But back home in Africa, media freedom is under threat. The work of journalists is becoming increasingly difficult. In Egypt, our Al Jazeera colleagues are in jail. In Ethiopia, dozens of journalists are in prison. In Kenya, they have passed very bad laws targeting the media. What can the international community do to ensure that we have a strong media in Africa and, more importantly, to secure the release of the journalists who are behind bars?