Ethiopian Diaspora: Appeal to the U.S. Congress and the Biden Administration Following the Coup D’Etat in the Republic of Sudan

Ethiopian Diaspora: Appeal to the U.S. Congress

Oct 29, 2021,

PRNewswire/ — In the aftermath of the coup d’etat in Sudan that has left another country in East Africa destabilized, the Ethiopian American Civic Council (EACC) released the following statement from EACC Chairman and Founder Deacon Yoseph Tafari.

“The EACC strongly condemns the coup d’etat in Sudan where the military deposed the civilian government, jailed officials, and peaceful protesters and installed Marshall Law nationwide. We call upon General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and the military command to reinstate the civilian government as soon as possible and put Sudan back on the road to democracy.

“The conflicts in both Sudan and Ethiopia are warning signs for U.S. leaders as to what happens when the international community of nations does not fully support democratically-elected or civilian-appointed governments. The U.S., European Union, and other global partners must be mindful not to give implicit support or legitimate recognition to rogue militaries or armed insurrectionists whose intent is to undermine the will of the people and rule by fiat. We need to recognize that these governments are still fragile and need support from major nations including the United States. The U.S. foreign policy approach of recent months raises questions if America supports Africa’s democratic evolution.

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“In neighboring Ethiopia, U.S. policymakers including Congress, U.S. State Department, Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman, and Secretary of State Antony Blinken have failed to fully hold the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) accountable for the unprovoked attack of the Ethiopian Defense Forces on November 4, 2020. This TPLF-led attack has catapulted Ethiopia into a tragic conflict. More so, the TPLF is a designated terrorist group. It is ineffable to ask the Ethiopian Government to engage in talks with the TPLF who is engaged in full scale armed insurrection in Ethiopia. Only under terms of surrender should the government agree to meet with the TPLF.

“Military takeovers of democratically-elected governments in Africa continue to be problematic for not only the political stability of the continent but also for Africa’s hope of achieving its economic aspirations. The EACC calls on U.S. policymakers to reexamine its approach in dealing with democratically-elected governments by upholding the sovereignty of nations while pursuing mutual interest on equal footings. The EACC will continue to monitor the situation in both Sudan and Ethiopia.”

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–EACC Chairman and Founder Deacon Yoseph Tafari

Ethiopian American Civic Council: Is one the largest Ethiopian American diaspora community in the United States with approximately 750,000 supporters in all 50 states. The EACC represents all of the nearly 90 Ethiopian ethnic groups. The EACC is a US-based, 501(c) 4, nonprofit organization.

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2 Comments

  1. You worry about affairs taking place thousand miles away out the country we all came from. Triumphant Debre is breathing his dragon breath right over your shoulders after taking Dessie yesterday(allegedly). This is how we have been. We try to reach an orange fruit way high up in a tree while we are loosely carrying a basketful of the same fruit in the other hand and losing it all in a ‘fruitless’ effort. We told the world in the 1970’s that we are building a classless society of first in its kind just to send millions to their deaths from starvation in the 1980’s. As a result Ethiopia has remained to be the poster child of people dying from famine right in front of live cameras/TV). In the 1990’s we told the world we have created a country where all ethnic groups(we call that nations and nationalities) will be equal to live in harmony until Yaum al-Qiyamah and we ended up pitching one ethnic group against another erasing the spirit of brotherly love in the process. Those of us who have been trying to wrap around the painful wound caused by such misguided policy(the wish of equality is to be applauded always) we have been running into one toxic hurdle after another, the toxic incitement spewed around by bigots among us. Now we have this, the final death knell of the country many of us adored. And to add insult to our own injury we blame others for our own faults. We chastise, demonize and criminalize the West in fancy and colorful terms and phrases. We take and see our glorious past history the wrong ways that led to disastrous consequences. Zerraafs and gerersaas have become our ketchup and mayonnaise. Our fathers recite or listen to zerraafs and gerersaas on the appropriate occasions but we lambast with such battle cries for no reasons just intended to denigrate and insult others. During concerts songs of love are closed down with an extended edition of these inciting songs. It reminds me one line of verse in such songs. It is present in both versions with somewhat similar lines if you translate both using an adaptation style of translation. It goes talking about one indomitable fearless hero who travels several mountains yonder just to scoop up containers after containers of human blood. These are both centuries old. It kept me wondering if those two guys who penned these battle cries knew each other then, one living way up north in Gondar and the other one living in the highlands of Western Hararghe. I don’t know, maybe they were texting each other in the 16th century or emailing each other till they dropped. But these are such misgivings we adore. We idolize violence in our days. So congratulations bigots! You have that gem of a country in shambles. Quit your job at your campus orphan and head there to found your Shangri-La republics and drop dead on your arrival.

  2. Subject: “Ethiopian Diaspora: Appeal to the U.S. Congress and the Biden Administration Following the Coup D’Etat in
    the Republic of Sudan
    Ethiopian Diaspora: Appeal to the U.S. Congress
    BY ZEHABESHA, OCTOBER 29, 2021

    QUOTE: The U.S., European Union, and other global partners must be mindful not to give implicit support or legitimate recognition to rogue militaries or armed insurrectionists whose intent is to undermine the will of the people and rule by fiat. UNQUOTE

    Humble Commentary, 30 Oct ’21 I am afraid that the above noble request will go with the wind. “The U.S., European Union, and other global partners” have their own universal agenda that can never be changed by the request of the ‘UNDER -DEVELOPED’ BLACK AFRICAN COUNTRIES. It is a joke to believe that under-developed countries will sway the ‘MASTERS’ of the universe.

    Take the problem that Ethiopia is now facing with internal problem. — the skirmish between Tigray and Ethiopia. Tigray has been proudly part of Ethiopian history for time immemorial. Who can forget the valour of Emperor Yohannes and Admiral Allula — both from Tigray. And who forgets the last Prime Minister of Ethiopia Mr. Meles Zenawi who lead Ethiopia for over twenty years.? Despite that background, Western ‘Civilized’ Coutries are supportive of the separation pf Tigray from Ethiopia — a typical ‘colonial powers’ of “YESTERDAY “ destined to sub-divide Africa into pieces that can never be denied. Poor Africa, the victims of ‘hungry’ colonial powers who do not consider the THE BLACK AFRICAN RACE …………………Dear Reader, Please fill the gap out of European and American History. THE END

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