A general view shows an overpass of an electrical light rail transit system under construction in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa June 25, 2014. To match Africa Business ETHIOPIA-ECONOMY/ REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/Files
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Charges against five bloggers and journalists held in Ethiopia for over a year were dropped Wednesday, weeks before President Obama is due to visit the country.Five others also arrested in April 2014 remain in jail, accused of planning terrorist attacks and collaborating with U.S.-based opposition group Ginbot 7, labelled by Ethiopian authorities as a terrorist organization.The CPJ said that at least 12 other journalists were still incarcerated, most facing terrorism charges, making Ethiopia the second-worst jailer of journalists in Africa, after its oppressive neighbor Eritrea.
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