VOA News – U.S. Concerned about Birtukan’s Health, says Ethiopia is Backsliding on Democratic Reforms

The United States urges Ethiopian political forces to continue democratic reforms and to boost them in this year’s national elections.Recent democratic backsliding in Ethiopia was one of several topics discussed at a House Foreign Relations Sub-Committee hearing on Wednesday on Capitol Hill.Ethiopia, a top U.S. ally in the Horn of Africa, enjoys strong political and foreign aid support from America. The country is heavily criticized for its human rights record, centralization of power under an electoral hegemony, and the use of state resources to increase patronage among the growing middle class in the African nation.

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