#Addis #Ababa: South #Korean President Lee Myung-bak, [visiting Ethiopia], agreed to provide active support for Ethiopia’s economic development, pledging to significantly boost relations with the African nation that helped save the South from North Korea’s invasion 60 years ago.
In summit talks with Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, Lee expressed gratitude for Ethiopia’s participation in the 1950-53 Korean War, and said South Korea wants to develop ties with Ethiopia beyond the traditional friendship into those of “development cooperation partners.” — Read more @ Korea Times
As U.S. President Barack Obama finished meetings with leaders from the Group of Eight leading industrialized nations and African heads of state at the Camp David retreat in Maryland, demonstrations erupted in nearby towns. The protesters involved regulars of the Occupy movement as well as anti-government Ethiopian activists.
Several hundred Ethiopian activists came from across the United States to protest meetings involving Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who has been in power since 1991. The United States is a major aid contributor to Ethiopia, whose leader has been accused of restricting freedoms, including those of the media. —more @VOA