by Mesfin Mekonen
- Demonstrations denounce U.S. policy towards Ethiopia
U.S. Ethiopian policy has been distorted by a failure to understand the corrosive effects of a constitution that exacerbates ethnic divisions, by a willingness ignore human rights abuses, and a desire to simplify complex conflicts into fights between forces of good and evil.
- Atrocities committed by the TPLF
- Ethiopia Peace and Democracy Promotion Act of 2021
“bolster the United States’ diplomatic, development, and legal response to support democracy, human rights, peace, and stability in Ethiopia. In addition to suspending American security assistance to the government of Ethiopia and authorizing American support for conflict resolution and civil society peace building efforts, the bipartisan legislation mandates the imposition of targeted sanctions against individual actors who are found to undermine attempts to resolve, who profit from, or who provide material support to any entity that is party to the civil war.” Coons described his understanding of the situation in Ethiopia, and called for both Prime Minister Abiy and the TPLF to choose peace over war, in an article in Foreign Affairs (https://www.foreignaffairs.
- Statements from friends of Ethiopia in the U.S. Congress
- Open letter to Blinken.
- U.S. State Department messaging about Ethiopia