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Ethiopians in the US cling to their heritage

5 August 2014 Last updated at 17:17 BST

Not far from the Washington venues where heads of state and policy makers are discussing US-Africa relations is one of America's largest and most well established African communities, from Ethiopia.

And while questions about development and democracy dominate official discussions, questions about identity and relations are on the minds of Ethiopians living in DC, as Nomsa Maseko has been finding out.

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