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US President Barack Obama arrives in Ethiopia

US President Barack Obama has arrived in Ethiopia on the latest stop of his visit to Africa.

He was met Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and other senior dignitaries.

President Obama arrives in Ethiopia aboard Air Force One Credit: Reuters

Earlier, before leaving Kenya, Mr Obama told crowds gathered he was proud to be the first Kenyan-American president and said there was "no limit to what you can achieve".


Obama: Africa is continent 'on the move'

President Obama said that Africa is a continent "on the move" highlighting increasing incomes, an expanding middle class and job creation.

He was speaking at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit today in the Kenya capital Nairobi.

He arrived in the country on Friday and it is his first visit to the country of his father's birth since becoming president.


Mother of British terror suspect 'will not bring his body home'

The mother of a British Muslim who died in Kenya fighting for terror group Al Shabaab has said his body will not be repatriated because he "never wanted to come back".

Thomas Evans, from Buckinghamshire. Credit: INS News agency

Thomas Evans, 25, is believed to be among suspected extremists killed in an attack on an army camp in Lamu County, Kenya military officials said. Mrs Evans, 57, said she went "numb" when she saw a picture of his body on Twitter.

She told the Times (£): "Tom never wanted to come back to the UK again. So do I fulfil his wishes? As his mum, I guess that's the last thing I can do for him, because he didn't want to come back. I'd be bringing him back for my selfish purposes.

"I'm relieved that he is no longer in a position where he can hurt people. I thank God he wasn't a suicide bomber, he didn't take a lots of other people with him. I am thankful for that."

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