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By Hugo Williams and Damian Zane

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  1. Scroll down for Monday's stories

    We'll be back tomorrow

    We're closing the BBC Africa Live page for now, but you can get more in-depth coverage of the African news from the BBC News Online Africa page.

    Today's African proverb: "Hands wash each other." A Zulu and Swahili proverb sent by Steve Mazinga, St Francis Bay, South Africa.

    You can contribute your proverb by going to the bottom of this page.

    We leave you with this picture of a US Secret Service agent in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, taking advantage of President Obama's busy meeting schedule to give his armour-plated limousine "The Beast" a bit of a clean.

    the beast
  2. 12 things we've learned about Obama from his Kenya speeches

    The US President Barack Obama spoke several times in Kenya.

    We've picked out 12 things he has revealed about his family and outlook.

    1) On his first trip to Kenya the airline lost his bag

    "The first time I came to Kenya, things were a little different. When I arrived at Kenyatta Airport, the airline lost my bags. That doesn't happen on Air Force One. They always have my luggage on Air Force One," President Obama said in his speech to the Kenyan people on Sunday.

    For the full list, click here

    Barack Obama
  3. South Sudan talks: What's at stake?

    Author and New York Times columnist tweets:

    Warning: the video contains some disturbing images.

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  4. Obama in Ethiopia - Your views

    Comments have been flooding in on the BBC Africa Facebook page about President Obama's visit to Ethiopia, where he has been discussing regional security, South Sudan, economic progress and trade relations.

    obama billboard
    Image caption: President Obama is the first US president to visit Ethiopia

    Silver Ahimbisibwe says:

    You cannot resolve a conflict between brothers without inviting them to the discussion. Kiir (South Sudan's president) and Machar (rebel leader and former vice-president) should have attended the summit. Without them in Ethiopia, the meeting will be more about African Leaders taking selfies with Obama, than solving the South Sudan problem.

    Niguse Mandefero says:

    I don't think Obama properly pushes the Ethiopian government to work hard on improving the life of countless destitute Ethiopians and respect serious human right violations. I am surprised when I hear the US president saying '...the democratically elected Ethiopian government'. Is he speaking from his heart?

    Nsubuga Tusuubira in Uganda says:

    I expect Mr Obama to give more military and financial support to regional countries to help Somalia in their efforts of defeating al-Shabaab.

  5. SA police chief challenges Marikana findings

    South Africa's police chief has criticised a judge-led inquiry which blamed her officers for the killing of 34 miners in what became known as the Marikana massacre.

    Riah Phiyega said police management did not have "murderous intent" on the day the striking miners were shot in 2012.

    Police officers look at protesting miners near a platinum mine in Marikana on August 16, 2012
    Image caption: Police say there was a "public disorder" at the mine in August 2012

    President Jacob Zuma is under pressure to sack Ms Phiyega following the findings of the inquiry.

    She has until Friday to inform him why she should keep her job, reports the BBC's Pumza Fihlani from the main city, Johannesburg.

  6. Nigeria 'screening' possible Boko Haram negotiators

    Mansur Liman

    BBC Hausa editor, Abuja

    A source at Nigeria's presidency has informed the BBC that a process has begun to check the authenticity of some people who approached the government for talks on behalf of the insurgent group Boko Haram.

    According to the source, talks have not begun, but because of failed attempts by the previous administration the new government wants to make sure it is dealing with genuine members of the group before it engages them in talks.

    Election poster
    Image caption: During the election President Muhammadu Buhari pledged to tackle Boko Haram
  7. Ethiopia students on hopes for Obama trip

    Poster of Obama in Addis Ababa

    Some students at Addis Ababa University have been talking to BBC's Focus on Africa radio about what they think the result of the visit of President Obama will be:

    One said: "I think the things that I want addressed won't be talked about. Things like youth unemployment, democratic rights and academic independence. These things will be highlighted but not really addressed."

    Another student said: "The most important thing to discuss is the issue of democracy. The US is being looked up to as a democratic nation and our country needs the support from other countries which say that they are democratic in order to progress".

  8. 'Regional intervention force' discussed at Addis talks

    President Barack Obama and regional leaders discussed options on Monday that included sanctions and a "regional intervention force" if South Sudan's warring parties do no agree a peace deal by 17 August,

    Reuters news agency reports, based on comments from an unnamed US official.

    President Salva Kiir (left) and rebel commander Riek Machar. File photo
    Image caption: Previous ceasefire agreements between President Kiir (left) and rebel leader Mr Machar have not held
  9. Ethiopia opposition figure 'unhappy with Obama address'

    Ethiopia's independent news magazine the Addis Standard says that the leader of Ethiopia's opposition Semayawi (Blue) party Yilkal Getnet is not happy with President Obama's choice of words. 

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    Ethiopia's ruling party, the EPRDF, and its allies won every single parliamentary seat in May's elections, according to official results. 

  10. Human cost to Libya's divide

    On the surface the Libyan capital, Tripoli, appears calm, despite the fact that the city is divided between rival militias, writes the BBC's John Simpson who has just returned from there.

    It seems that there is some sort of stalemate.

    But underneath the calm is a troubling picture of human suffering. For instance, at the hospital our correspondent meets a boy dying of cancer because the all the people who could perform a life-saving bone marrow operation have left.

    Crowds celebrate eid in 2011
    Image caption: The optimism that followed the fall of Colonel Gaddafi has now gone
  11. Battle of the hashtags: #ObamaInEthiopia vs #ObamaInKenya

    The #ObamaInEthiopia hashtag is trending in Ethiopia as the president holds talks there with regional leaders, but it's not nearly as popular as #ObamaInKenya, which was used about ten times more often over a 24-hour period. 


    Jeffrey Smith from the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights foundation has his own theory why Ethiopia, which has more than double the population of Kenya, has got less to say online about Mr Obama's visit. 

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  12. Ghana's Ayew brothers to play in Premier League

    Ghana's Ayew brothers will be reunited in the Premier League after Aston Villa signed striker Jordan Ayew on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

    The 23-year-old, who joins from Lorient in France's Ligue 1, helped his country to second place in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

    His older brother, Andre, moved to Swansea City after leaving Marseille in June.

    Jordan Ayew
  13. Possible impact of Cecil the lion's death

    Following reports that a hunter paid a $55,000 (£35,000) bribe to wildlife guides to kill a famous lion in Zimbabwe, known as Cecil, the BBC has been hearing about its possible impact.

    Cecil the lion

    Oxford University wildlife conservationist David Macdonald told the BBC: "Lions are highly social animals so the death of one lion can have cascading effects through their prides, resulting in the deaths of more individuals.

    "So for example we have found that if one male lion is shot outside the park by hunters then that may well lead to the collapse of the brothers that formed his coalition."

  14. Who's round the South Sudan table?

    Regional leaders are in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, for talks on South Sudan.

    While US President Obama said this was an issue for the continent to address he was offering US help to get a solution to the 19-month conflict in South Sudan.

    South Sudan meeting

    Round the table (clockwise) are President Obama, US Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan Donald Booth, Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, AU Chairperson Nkosozana Dlamini Zuma, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Sudan's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour, Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and US National Security Advisor Susan Rice.

  15. 'Frank discussions' with Ethiopian PM

    Karen Allen

    BBC News, Addis Ababa

    Press conference

    President Barack Obama has held what he called "frank discussions" with the Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn touching on the issues of democracy, security and economic growth.

    Talking to the media, President Obama sought to highlight the areas of agreement with his host and trod cautiously over the delicate issue of democratic rights.

    He praised the prime minister for his country's contribution to peacekeeping efforts in the region and said the US wanted to help to sustain momentum on Ethiopia's impressive rates of economic growth.

    But on the thorny issue of press freedom, much still divides the pair.

    Ethiopia's prime minister today said he supported what he called "civilized journalism" and said his country's commitment to democracy was "real and not skin deep".

  16. Obama holds talks on South Sudan with regional leaders

    President Obama used his address to the media earlier to call for an breakthrough in efforts to bring peace to South Sudan, where fighting continues despite several attempts to secure a deal between the warring factions. 

    "We don't have a lot of time. The conditions on the ground are getting much much worse," Mr Obama said of the conflict, which has now displaced at least two million people. 

    Mr Obama has joined regional leaders, including Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, as well as Sudan's foreign minister and head of the African Union Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, whose office shared these photos on twitter: 

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  17. Wrestling, not Obama, dominates Senegal media

    In the Senegalese media on Monday, it's not President Obama on the front pages, but reaction to the biggest wrestling match of the year.

    The BBC's Abdourahmane Dia in the capital, Dakar, says the match between wrestling king Bombardier and Moudou Lo drew millions of viewers across the country.

    The paper reports that it took Bombardier, which means the "bomber" in English, just seven minutes to defeat his opponent.

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  18. Intelligence on the Jazeera hotel bomber

    Mohamed Moalimu

    BBC Africa, Mogadishu

    More details are emerging about the suicide bomber who carried out Sunday's attack on the Jazeera Palace Hotel here in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

    A group of foreign experts have been examining the bomb site and investigating the attacker.

    ruins of Jazeera hotel

    A source at the scene told me that they thought the attacker was a Somali-German who had come from Bonn.

    Fifteen people died and nearly 50 others were injured when a massive bomb mounted on a truck exploded.

    The hotel is well known for hosting foreign diplomats.

  19. Burundi's opposition leader goes to parliament

    Prime Ndikumagenge

    BBC Africa, Bujumbura

    Agathon Rwasa

    Opposition leader Agathon Rwasa has turned up to the first sitting of Burundi's parliament since legislative elections on 29 June.

    This has surprised many here as he had contested results of the poll as well as last week's presidential election, where he obtained nearly 20% of the vote.

    But 12 of his coalition's 30 seats remained empty as MPs loyal to his co-leader Charles Nditije boycotted the sitting.

  20. Algeria bans signing of foreign players

    Ian Hughes

    BBC Africa Sport

    The Algeria Football Association has placed a ban on clubs signing foreign players, effective immediately.

    It said the ruling was taken "due to financial difficulties, inability to obtain foreign currency to pay players legally, training compensation and solidarity".

    The governing body also said the decision was taken to combat "the unscrupulous actions of some players' agents" .

    Foreign players already at Algerian clubs will be allowed to play until the end of their current contracts.

  21. Track that iPad

    Pumza Fihlani

    BBC Africa, Johannesburg

    The tracking feature "Find My iPad" has helped the police to arrest people believed to be linked to a syndicate which hijacks luxury cars in Johannesburg, reports South Africa's Star newspaper.

    The people were arrested after a house was robbed in the Sandton suburb at the weekend.

    Along with a car and jewellery the thieves also made off with an iPad which had the tracking feature, and the man told the police where the computer tablet was.

    The stolen goods, along with other missing items, were recovered.

  22. Bomber in Mogadishu was Somali-German

    The BBC reporter in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, has been tweeting about the background of the bomber who killed at least 13 people when he blew up the Jazeera Palace hotel:

  23. Mixed Twitter response to Obama press conference

    Ethiopians have been giving their reactions to the press conference given by President Obama and Prime Minister Hailemariam.

    Some activists are disappointed about the comments made on human rights and journalism:

    Others have been pointing out some of the positive things that were said:

  24. The death of an iconic Zimbabwe lion

    Cecil the lion
    Image caption: Cecil the lion had a distinctive black mane

    A hunter allegedly paid a $55,000 (£35,000) bribe to wildlife guides to kill an "iconic" lion in Zimbabwe, a conservationist has told the BBC.

    Allegations that a Spaniard was behind the killing were being investigated, Johnny Rodrigues said.

    The lion, named Cecil, was shot with a crowbow and a rifle, before being beheaded and skinned, he added.

    The 13-year-old lion was a major tourist attraction at Zimbabwe's famous Hwange National Park.

  25. Kenyatta in Ethiopia for South Sudan talks

    Leaders are gathering in Addis Ababa for talks on South Sudan. President Obama will also be at the discussions:

    The US president told journalists that time is running out to find a solution for the conflict on South Sudan.

    President Obama
  26. US 'stands with Ethiopia'

    Obama and Hailemariam

    President Obama and Prime Minister Hailemariam addressed development, investment, human rights and security issues in their 50-minute press conference in Addis Ababa today.

    The prime minster described Ethiopia as "a beacon for African independence" and "an inspiration for all the black people's struggles" and he said the country's commitment to democracy is real and "not skin deep".

    President Obama said that continued development and security in Ethiopia depend on good governance and he said that he had a "frank discussion" with the prime minister on the issue of "strengthening democracy".

    "As you take steps in moving your country forward, the US will be standing with you," President Obama said.

    Mr Obama also praised Ethiopia's work in fighting the Somali insurgents al-Shabab.

  27. Leaders travel to Addis for South Sudan talks

    Uganda's president will be part of the talks on South Sudan in Addis Ababa, as one of his media team tweets:

    Kenya's President Kenyatta and the foreign minister of Sudan will also be at the talks.

  28. Video of Obama arrival at palace

    The Associated Press has posted video of President Obama's welcome to the presidential palace in Addis Ababa: 

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  29. Ethiopian PM addresses press freedom

    Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam

    Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam has been asked about press freedom. Key points in his reply below.

    Some pressure groups say the country ranks among the worst in the world in terms of treatment of journalists:

    • We need journalists, we need more of them and better quality
    • We have not only bad stories to be told, but many success stories to be told - we need ethnical journalism in this country
    • Journalism has to be respected when it doesn't cross the line of working with violent and terrorist groups
    • It is very important to be criticised, it helps us to get feedback
    • We agreed that capacity building in all aspects of this country is essential and foreign journalists can help
  30. More comments on South Sudan by Obama

    • The goal here is to make sure that the US and the regional group Igad are aligned on a strategy of how to deal with South Sudan
    • The good news is that we agree that something has got to move on South Sudan
    • Now is the time for a breakthrough - if we don't see a breakthrough by 17 August then we're going to have to use other tools to put pressure on the parties involved

    Mr Obama will meet regional leaders on South Sudan after this press conference.

  31. Obama on South Sudan

    President Obama has been talking about the situation in South Sudan:

    • We don't have a lot of time to wait, the conditions on the ground are getting "much much worse"
    • I called the meeting with regional leaders to find out how we can help
    • We think that the US can be a mechanism for additional leverage on the parties who have proved to be "very stubborn" up to this point
    • The leaders in South Sudan should not just look after their own interests
    An internally displaced girl carries firewood in Ganyiel village of Panyijar County of Unity State on March 21, 2015
    Image caption: Two million have been displaced in South Sudan since fighting started in 2013, the UN says
  32. Ethiopia PM on security

    Prime Minister Hailemariam has been speaking about US contribution to security:

    • We believe Africa should take security into its own hands, but we need the support of the US
    • The most important thing is that we have to engage the people of respective countries to make peace
    • We can make changes in Somalia and I'm hopeful about South Sudan
    • This shouldn't affect the 'Africa rising' picture in most of the continent
  33. Ethiopian PM on democracy

    Prime Minister Hailemariam has been speaking on human rights and democracy:

    • We understand that the perception and reality of Ethiopia does not match
    • This is a fledgling democracy in Ethiopia - it is not easy after two decades of democracy that we can get rid of the anti-democratic legacy
    • There is a democratic constitution - we have to learn the best practices from the US and other democracies
    • We also have limitations and we have to work on that
  34. Obama on human rights situation in Ethiopia

    obama and pm

    Mr Obama is asked about how to balance economic cooperation and concern about human rights:

    • We are very mindful of Ethiopia's history and it was relatively recently that there has been a democratically elected government
    • But there is still more work to do and I think the prime minister recognises that
    • We bring similar issues up with China but we still engage
    • The governing party has significant popularity - and so opening up space for the opposition and the media will strengthen the position of the prime minister
    • There are certain principles that we think need to be upheld
    • Nobody questions our need to engage with large countries where we may have difficult on these issues - that's true of Africa as well
    • I don't bite my tongue too much when it comes to these issues
  35. US looking at groups 'threatening' Ethiopia

    President Obama has been asked about threats from groups who may want to overthrow the government:

    We are opposed to any group that is opposed to the violent overthrow of any government that has been democratically elected.

    There are certain groups active in Ethiopia - which the government here says pose a significant threat but our intelligence says they have not tipped into terrorism.

  36. More comments from President Obama

    obama in ethiopia

    Some of the key statements from Mr Obama's opening address to the media in Addis Ababa:

    • Stepping up cooperation on development where Ethiopia has proved a great partner
    • Ethiopia has made great strides in the last 15 years
    • "We have to keep moving on the progress that's been made"
    • Security cooperation is pushing back against "violent extremism", the bombing in Mogadishu that al-Shabab offers nothing but "death and destruction"
    • We have to keep the pressure on al-Shabab in Somalia
    • Ethiopia is a key partner in finding a solution to the problems in South Sudan
    • Thanks Ethiopia for hosting South Sudan refugees
    • Everything I have mentioned depends on good governance we had a "frank discussion" that continued growth depends on the free flow of ideas - this makes a country stronger, more successful and innovative
    • We intend to deepen our conversations on developing democracy
    • "As you take steps in moving your country forward, the US will be standing with you"
  37. Obama speaks to press in Ethiopia

    President Obama is making his opening statement at the press conference

    • Thanks the people of Ethiopia for their warm welcome
    • Jokes about getting some Ethiopian lions for the White House
    • Acknowledges the large Ethiopian community in the US
    • The connection between our peoples are "deep and [have] endured"
  38. Welcome to Obama

    Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam has welcomed President Obama once again to the country.

    He said that Ethiopia - and its struggle against imperialism - is an inspiration to black people around the world.

    President Obama's visit represents a new high in our relationship.

    We talked about deepening our relations:

    • Talked at length about trade and investment between the US and Ethiopia
    • How to encourage US investors to come to the country
    • How to take advantage of US Power Africa initiative
    • Talked about how to improve fight against climate change
    • How the US can support the democratisation process in Ethiopia
    • "Our commitment to democracy is real not skin deep," and we believe that the US support our system to become more robust
    • Talked about security and peace building
    • Discussed working together to build peace in Somalia and noted the progress Somali and AU forces are making
  39. Addressing some 'unpalatable issues'

    Aleem Maqbool

    BBC News, Addis Ababa

    Top of the agenda for President Obama and Prime Minister Hailemariam is regional cooperation, but certainly the White House has said that Mr Obama will slip in those unpalatable issues of democracy and governance.

    There's been a lot of criticism that the president has come to this country as some say it rewards a government which muzzles the media and opponents.

  40. US and Ethiopian presidents meet

    US President Barack Obama has met Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome in Addis Ababa.

    In Ethiopia, the president is a largely ceremonial figure with the prime minister as executive head of the government.

    President Obama and Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome

    Mr Obama is due to have a press conference with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

  41. White House livestream of President Obama's press conference

    The White House will be live-streaming the press conference of US President Obama and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, which is due to begin any minute:

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  42. Ethiopian state media goes big on Obama visit

    Paul Brown

    BBC Monitoring

    Obama and Hailemariam

    Ethiopian state TV dedicated the whole of yesterday evening's programming to President Obama's visit. This included an interview with government spokesman Redwan Husayn on the history of ties between Washington and Addis:

    "There were highs and lows during that long time of our relationship. There were also times when relations were severe," he said.

    "This is the first visit to Ethiopia by a sitting US president, and this is because our democracy has been burgeoning over the last 20 years, and people-oriented development has flourished."

  43. Former Somali PM survives Jazeera Blast

    Destruction of Jazeera hotel

    The BBC Somali Service has learnt that Ali Khalif Galayd, a former transitional government prime minister who survived the Westgate shopping centre terror attack in Kenya in 2013, was among the survivors of Sunday's attack on the Jazeera Palace Hotel.

    He told the BBC he was too traumatised to talk about the blast, which is reported to be one of the largest to have hit the Somali capital in about eight years.

    At least 13 people were killed in the blast.

  44. Kenyan President leaves for Ethiopia talks

    President Kenyatta tweets

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    The meeting on South Sudan is set to follow the press conference with Ethiopia's prime minister and the US presdent.

  45. Treading a 'fine line' in US Ethiopia talks

    Karen Allen

    BBC News, Addis Ababa

    Obama and Hailemariam

    The discussions currently going on between President Obama and Prime Minister Hailemariam are likely to be at times difficult.

    Mr Obama has got to tread a fine line between raising concerns about the erosion of democratic rights in Ethiopia and making sure that he does not alienate a valuable security partner.

  46. Obama to push new South Sudan strategy

    President Obama will try and gain support from regional leaders for a fresh strategy to end the civil war in South Sudan at regional talks in Addis Ababa, Bloomberg news reports.

    Mr Obama will push for targeted sanctions on South Sudanese officials and an arms embargo during his discussions with leaders from Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya, Bloomberg News reports, quoting an unnamed official from the US administration.

    Families with malnourished children wait to receive treatment at the Leer Hospital, South Sudan, on July 7, 2014.
    Image caption: The conflict in South Sudan has left at least two million homeless

    The aim would be to pressure the warring sides into signing a peace deal by mid-August, it reports.

  47. State banquet tonight for Obama

    A BBC reporter in Addis Ababa has managed to get a sneak peak of the dining room ahead of the state dinner tonight:

  48. Ethiopian activists lobby Obama on rights abuses

    BBC Monitoring

    Juliet Njeri

    Ethiopians are sending messages to US President Barack Obama on Twitter, urging him to put pressure on their government over its human rights record.

    Using the hashtags #FreeZone9Bloggers and #EthiopiansMessageToObama, they hope to bring attention to the plight of detained rights activists and journalists.   

    The Committee to Protect Journalists says that despite some recent releases 11 journalists remain in prison. 

    During his visit, Obama is expected to discuss human rights and regional security issues, as well as the civil war in South Sudan.  

    But there has been some travel advice too:

  49. Disruption in Addis with Obama arrival

    Anne Soy

    BBC Africa, Addis Ababa

    A resident tells me they were asked to stay indoors and close their windows for President Obama's arrival.

    The airspace and roads were closed for his arrival. "It was a big inconvenience," the resident said.

    Air Force One
  50. Obama welcomed at Ethiopian presidential palace

    President Obama was welcomed with a 21-gun salute by members of the Ethiopian Defence Forces on his arrival at the presidential palace in Addis Ababa.

    Members of the Ethiopian Defense Forces Band await the arrival of US President Barack Obama for a welcoming ceremony at the National Palace in Addis Ababa

    He is now holding talks with the Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, after which they are expected to address the media at 10:20 GMT.

    obama walks past ethiopian soldiers at palace
    obama with ethiopia pm at palace
  51. Aftermath of Mogadishu bomb

    Jazeera hotal

    The BBC's Mohammed Moalimu snapped these pictures of the Jazeera Palace hotel in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, this morning the day after a bomb attack in which 13 people died.

    Hotel Jazeera

    The clean-up of the site has already begun, as Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud says that it will be rebuilt and that "resilience will triumph" over brutality.

    A lot of meetings between Somali politicians and international partners have taken place at the hotel. "This was an attack on a symbol," the president said.

  52. What difference will Obama visit to Ethiopia make?

    Human rights is said to be on the agenda as President Obama talks to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in Addis Ababa.

    But some activists and opposition politicians are sceptical about what difference this could make.

    Obama and Hailemariam

    Woretaw Wassie from the Semayawi Party is quoted in the New York Times as saying that his "supporters are not seeing this visit as such a big deal.

    "It is the duty of the Americans to do business with their allies, whether they are dictators or democrats."

  53. President Obama pictured with Kenya's deputy president

    President Obama may be in Ethiopia, but Kenyans are still reflecting on his visit to the country, including President Uhuru Kenyatta.

    He tweeted this picture of Mr Obama with the Deputy President William Ruto:

    There had been some concern prior to the visit to Kenya about Mr Obama meeting the deputy president as he is on trial at the International Criminal Court on charges related to the violence after the 2007 Kenyan election.

    Mr Ruto denies the charges.

  54. Welcoming the president

    BBC reporter tweets from outside the presidential palace in Addis Ababa shortly before the talks between the US president and the Ethiopian prime minister:

  55. Talks under way between Obama and Ethiopian PM

    President Obama has begun talks with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in Addis Ababa.

    Obama in ethiopia talks

    They are set to discuss counter-terrorism, human rights and regional security issues, most notably the ongoing civil war in South Sudan. Ethiopia has hosted several rounds of peace talks to try and resolve that conflict.

  56. Obama in Ethiopia analysis

    Karen Allen

    BBC News, Africa

    Obama poster

    Compared to the Kenyan leg of his tour, President Obama's time in Ethiopia signals a more sombre mood.

    Ethiopia is a close ally of the US in fighting militant Islamists with thousands of Ethiopian troops supporting the government in Somalia.

    But despite security ties, Mr Obama is expected to raise concerns about what critics say is the erosion of democratic freedoms in Ethiopia.

    Recent elections saw the ruling party and its allies secure all of the parliamentary seats, and there are several journalists and bloggers in prison.

  57. Kenyan papers react to Obama speeches

    This morning's papers in Kenya are full of reaction to President Obama's visit over the weekend:

    kenya papers

    The Daily Standard runs with the headline:

    "My dream for you", quoting an excerpt from Mr Obama's speech at the Kasarani stadium on Sunday:

    "Kenya's future is filled with hope. You are poised for a bigger role in the world."

    The Daily Nation goes with "Yes you can, but pull yourselves together", adapting Mr Obama's famous campaign slogan to reflect his advice to Kenyans, and highlighting his challenge to the country to confront corruption, ethnic divisions and inequality.

  58. Obama's schedule

    Obama and Haielmariam

    According to the official timetable President Obama is due to hold talks with the Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn any minute now.

    There will then be a joint press conference with the prime minister at 10:20 GMT.

    A state dinner will be held in the evening.

  59. Obama to meet Ethiopian PM

    Obama in Ethiopia

    The BBC's Aleem Maqbool has just tweeted this picture of President Barack Obama arriving at the Presidential palace in Addis Ababa.

    He was welcomed with a 21-gun salute.

  60. Wise words

    Today's African proverb: "Hands wash each other." A Zulu and Swahili proverb sent by Steve Mazinga, St Francis Bay, South Africa

    Hands washing
  61. Good morning

    Welcome to Monday's BBC Africa Live page where we'll be keeping you up-to-date with the latest news on the continent including the visit of US President Barack Obama to Ethiopia.