John Kerry knows Ethiopia is repressive. So why does Washington keep shoring it up?
By BRONWYN BRUTON
Bronwyn Bruton is deputy director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council.
John Kerry’s hastily announced trip to Africa last week is something of an occasion: It’s the first time he has set foot in sub-Saharan Africa as secretary of state aside from a brief visit just to Addis Ababa in May 2013.