John Kerry joins Tedros Adhanom to address U.S. and local media.

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  1. slick says:

    Jhon Kerry is in Addis to order what Tewodros Adhanom should do in month or years to come! The bandits stood as he revieve the order. Other than that we all know the Americans dont have any interest to push the former gorilla fighters to speed up the democratization process in the country. The Americans know that the TPLF boys can not or do not understand what transformation is. The job is left out to Ethiopians to stand up like the Egyptian to dismantle the hypo TPLF.

    • DE says:

      Slick or sick whatever your name is:

      That is an absolute envy because Ethiopia and the U.S. are good friends. You like it or not, Ethiopia is transforming ……

    • Gezaee says:

      Slick, you are really sick mind; Trust me, with your type of politics, TPLF will stay another 20 years on power. People like you can bring change because they are driven. Ethiopia is not a colony of United state. They cannot force Ethiopia to whatever. If they do it will be counterproductive to them. Kerry is there for business, not to dismantle TPLF. First you better wise up before thinking of dismantling TPLF. Then at least you will be fit to be leader after dismantling TPLF. But with your state of mind, even if TPLF disappears 2row into thin air, you will not qualify to be a leader of 94 million people.

    • Meron says:

      Ena min yetebes? Eat your a**.
      For the sake of sick people like you, I hope EPRDF keeps ruling the country for many years to come.

    • samuel says:

      slick-“Jhon Kerry is in Addis to order what Tewodros Adhanom should do in month or years to come”! absolutely you are right!
      The reasons for the big U.S. activities in Africa
      1) – The rich resources of many countries (eg Nigeria);
      2) – Competition with China for natural resources;
      Development of the state is not “black” states, “elite” is easy the service of “white masters”, it can be changed at least every month.
      Another program – a program of financing military operations abroad (Foreign Military Financing Program-FMF). Its purpose is to provide a friendly modes USA U.S. military equipment and technology. In 2006, eight African countries have participated in this program: Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.
      Many African countries rarely get into the lens of world media (or disinformation?). Is that the report will show how the war broke out somewhere, there was a coup, elections were held, the nature of love to show.
      One of these “forgotten” country of Mali. Mali – a “former” French colony, apparently quite prosperous country in the last 15 years there have been no wars, genocides revolts, coups characteristic of sub-Saharan Africa. Available all the signs of a democratic country: democratic elections, social stability and economic growth of more than 10% per year.
      But one fact is alarming – the U.S. military base in Gao, American soldiers have in neighboring Niger, and the entire northern part of the desert of Mali occupied by the Mauritanian army(now they called islamist army), with the consent of the democratically elected government of Mali.
      for example:Condemnation of war recently in Mali and the neo-colonial collusion of Western powers(January 11, 2013 France began a military intervention in Mali)
      Statement by the Independent MPLaurent Louis in Belgian Parliament January 17, 2013 ” Under the guise of good intentions, we are its intervention only protect the interests of finance capital, and act according to the logic of neo-colonialism.There is no logic to go to the aid of France in the name of the fight against Islamic terrorism.
      The war for the liberation of the people from external aggressors sacred. But the war for the sake of protecting the interests of the United States of America, the war in order to protect the interests of large companies such as Areva, the war for the possession of gold deposits has no relation to the saint, and it turns our country into the country of the aggressors and murderers.
      Right from the beginning of the French operation was organized massive lie.
      We were told that France is only responding to the call for help Malian president. Quite apparently forgetting that this president does not have … well, absolutely no legitimacy! And he was given the power to ensure the transition period following the coup in March 2012. And who supported the coup d’etat? Who is it organized? Works for whom this “transitional President?” This is where lies the first lie.The aim of this war is to fight against China in order to allow our ally America to maintain its presence in Africa. Western companies will distribute among themselves lucrative contracts, which again will be deprived of the colonized countries of their wealth and natural resources.Then, we will not hide the truth, the first who will benefit from this military operation, will be the owners and shareholders of the French giant Areva, which in recent years trying to take possession of uranium deposits in Falaise, the municipality of 17,000 inhabitants located 350 kilometers from Bamako.
      Mali – they are huge reserves of gold. But recently, it is … just recently, well … as a country that has the resources of global importance … of global importance … uranium mining.
      For these reasons, and not to fall into the trap of lies in which we are driving, I decided not to support this intervention in Mali and I will vote against it”.

    • samuel says:

      slick-“Jhon Kerry is in Addis to order what Tewodros Adhanom should do in month or years to come”! absolutely you are right!
      The reasons for the big U.S. activities in Africa
      1) – The rich resources of many countries (eg Nigeria);
      2) – Competition with China for natural resources;
      Development of the state is not “black” states, “elite” is easy the service of “white masters”, it can be changed at least every month.
      Another program – a program of financing military operations abroad (Foreign Military Financing Program-FMF). Its purpose is to provide a friendly modes USA U.S. military equipment and technology. In 2006, eight African countries have participated in this program: Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.
      Many African countries rarely get into the lens of world media (or disinformation?). Is that the report will show how the war broke out somewhere, there was a coup, elections were held, the nature of love to show.
      One of these “forgotten” country of Mali. Mali – a “former” French colony, apparently quite prosperous country in the last 15 years there have been no wars, genocides revolts, coups characteristic of sub-Saharan Africa. Available all the signs of a democratic country: democratic elections, social stability and economic growth of more than 10% per year.
      But one fact is alarming – the U.S. military base in Gao, American soldiers have in neighboring Niger, and the entire northern part of the desert of Mali occupied by the Mauritanian army(now they called islamist army), with the consent of the democratically elected government of Mali.
      for example:Condemnation of war recently in Mali and the neo-colonial collusion of Western powers(January 11, 2013 France began a military intervention in Mali)
      Statement by the Independent MPLaurent Louis in Belgian Parliament January 17, 2013 ” Under the guise of good intentions, we are its intervention only protect the interests of finance capital, and act according to the logic of neo-colonialism.There is no logic to go to the aid of France in the name of the fight against Islamic terrorism.
      The war for the liberation of the people from external aggressors sacred. But the war for the sake of protecting the interests of the United States of America, the war in order to protect the interests of large companies such as Areva, the war for the possession of gold deposits has no relation to the saint, and it turns our country into the country of the aggressors and murderers.
      Right from the beginning of the French operation was organized massive lie.
      We were told that France is only responding to the call for help Malian president. Quite apparently forgetting that this president does not have … well, absolutely no legitimacy! And he was given the power to ensure the transition period following the coup in March 2012. And who supported the coup d’etat? Who is it organized? Works for whom this “transitional President?” This is where lies the first lie.The aim of this war is to fight against China in order to allow our ally America to maintain its presence in Africa. Western companies will distribute among themselves lucrative contracts, which again will be deprived of the colonized countries of their wealth and natural resources.Then, we will not hide the truth, the first who will benefit from this military operation, will be the owners and shareholders of the French giant Areva, which in recent years trying to take possession of uranium deposits in Falaise, the municipality of 17,000 inhabitants located 350 kilometers from Bamako.
      Mali – they are huge reserves of gold. But recently, it is … just recently, well … as a country that has the resources of global importance … of global importance … uranium mining.
      For these reasons, and not to fall into the trap of lies in which we are driving, I decided not to support this intervention in Mali and I will vote against it”.
      source of information:Voltairenet.org

  2. sahle says:

    abdolutly right slick…but here what ethiopains are missing is the gut and courage that you guys need to have…you should go through the hard way( which in my opinion is the only way)…i believe by insulting or chasing TPLF rerspresentatives in differnet countries it’s not working…organize and sacrifice…a good example is the eritrean case…they went through a hell of very long time, they sacrifice their youngsters, father, mothers( all walk of life) but in the end they were to get their independence…lemeswat kaltezegacheh, del yelem…

    • Leba says:

      Sahle, go and preach that to Eritrean. If Ethiopians do that, you must know you we will take away your independence immediately. Woyane = Shabia and no woyanes means no Shabia or no Eritrea. you also need to see that since you know Eritrea is not legally independent. The Ethiopians people did not have a say and woyane was not mandated to let you go. You are praying for woyane to go but you must know the issue of Eritrea will be taken square one.

    • Meron says:

      I am sure you are an Eritrean PFDJ supporter who is very blind not able to see what Eritrea has gone through after that fake independence. Eritrea is today under the worst situation ever even compared to the colonization by Turks, Egypt, Italy, and British. Ethiopia was heaven for you guys until you chose to go which you ended up being slaves for the Isayas Afewerki. Thus, Eritrea’s fight for independence can never be an example to any one!

  3. kabule says:

    What type of sacrification are u taking about

  4. holly says:

    DE,

    US doe not have a choice at moment other than working with thiefs, looter, and to put it bluntly animals. Yes you guys wear suite s like states men but you are nothing but animals. The problem we have is Amhara chavnism . Ofcourse, Tigrians parochlism and thievery must be eliminated

  5. Meron says:

    This is what Kerry Said:

    “First of all, we are working very closely on economic development, economic issues, bilateral trade issues. And the Prime Minister expressed his hope appropriately that the United States will in fact become more engaged, that the private sector of the United States will become more engaged in Ethiopia. We talked about some of the ways that that could happen. The Africa Growth Opportunity Act – the AGOA Act, as we know it – is one important component, and there will be a conference we hope in August, providing the dates remain firm, that will focus on this economic development. We also support Ethiopia’s accession to the WTO, and we are going to work with Ethiopia in an effort to try to help that transition.
    The second area is the area of peace and stability, in the region particularly. Ethiopia has been a very strong partner, a very important partner in efforts with respect to Sudan, South Sudan, and Somalia. I worked very closely with former Prime Minister Meles, who – I came here to Addis Ababa, we worked on the issue of the comprehensive peace agreement and the referendum and moving South Sudan to independence. And we worked on the questions of Abyei and the two areas. We talked about that now and we both agreed that the situation between South Sudan and Sudan remains tense. There was work to be done, and we are going to continue to work in order to do – to address those challenging issues of Abyei, Blue Nile, South Kordofan, and the relationship between the North and the South.
    I’ve mentioned previously, but I haven’t necessarily said it to the press here, I will be appointing a special envoy to Sudan and South Sudan shortly, and we look forward to engaging with our friends here in Ethiopia on efforts to try to bring greater stability to the region.
    We are particularly grateful to Ethiopia for their initiative, a very important initiative in respect to Somalia. It is fair to say that the Ethiopian initiative, together with American help and support, has helped to reduce the threat of ultraviolence, and it has helped significantly to be able to produce a new opportunity for governance. And it is governance now that is the greater challenge, rather than the al-Shabaab threat.
    Finally, I just raised the question – the third pillar of concern and of relationship is that of building democracy and of protecting human rights. This is a critical component. As everybody knows, we believe very deeply that where people can exercise their rights and where there is an ability to have a strong democracy, the economy is stronger, the relationship with the government is stronger, people do better, and it’s an opportunity to be able to grow faster, stronger, by rule of law. We want to continue to work with our friends in Ethiopia as they work hard to try to improve any number of initiatives with respect to those concerns.
    So I’m delighted to be here. This is a very special moment. Ethiopia is not only the host, but the Prime Minister wears the hat of president of union and we’re honored to be here with him sharing this very important moment. And Mr. Foreign Minister, thank you. Appreciate it.”

  6. Meron says:

    This is another good news for mama Ethiopia: Egypt not opposed to Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam

    Source: http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/egypt-not-opposed-ethiopia-s-renaissance-dam

  7. Alem says:

    Hello Dawit, I had expected Foreign Minister Tedros to speak better English than this partly because he studied in Britain. It is quite embarrassing to see other African leaders clearly stating their ideas and Ethiopia failing once again. I wish Dr. Tedros had stayed on in his post as Minister of Health.

    • Gezaee says:

      Alem:

      English his second language; he is not even required to master it. He can speak as broken as you do. It is not mandatory to know language. Do not you leaders from Russia, France, Spain,… speaking very broken English? English is not their second language because they are not Britons. This should not be a problem brother.

    • Ash says:

      Alem,
      U have very good point we should expected Foreign Minister Tedros to speak better English….that is one advantage but the disadvantage of basing our selection Foreign Minister only one skill of English language then what will happened when he meet Japanese,Indian, Chinese, Arab leader then he must be fluant in every major language..

      Mr. Dawit, as Foreign Minister, he did his job because Kerry was come to pay respect AU and Ethiopia, and keeping Ethiopia in good relationship with foreign countries…beside English skilled were measured of knowledge then following stepchildren of Ethiopia would be useful mr.Messay Kebede,Yilma Bekele,Alemayehu G. Mariam,Elias

      One last point why Ethiopia never have immigration minister… We need immigration minister because we have million immigrant coming to Ethiopia to look for better life and security even people coming home from America and west so it is time to have immigration minister and policy that deal the return of Ethiopians

  8. Gezaee says:

    Kerry can help us to strengthen our bilateral relationship with Israel,which we is more favourable for us in comparison. USA is not good for us. The American people we love them very much. But American government is a big Shark of the world. We do not want American company in Ethiopia; now ways, If American companies are not even fit to invest in Canada, how are they going to be fit to do business with the poor of the poorest, Ethiopian? Walmart is giving us hard time our government here by refusing to respect labour law and deny workers to have labour union. If they try to abuse employees in the very heavenly country called Canada, what will they do in the country like Ethiopia where there is no knowledge and law that governs multination corporations ? I would say yes, oh, yes, yes, then keep the Americans at the edge. We do not need American corporations. Ethiopia and Ethiopians need only Technology, bilateral fair trade, nothing less thing more. If woyane is going to do more blunder, then it is better to hand power to the people. You have already many messes in your hand. The Gambela land issue is hot issue for us. I would focus on local industries than handing the country to Chinese, Americans,… there is no country that is developed by handing itself to companies. Companies are sharks, it does not matter where they come from, from Arab, Asia, Europe, … they are all sharks. What we need is human development, not sharks.

  9. freedom says:

    The way it appears, the wests, including USA, do politics business style. Give and take. That is the way human life is run any way. Freedom does not come without fighting this or that way. The west invests wherever its interest is. From what we remember, or at least we are told, that the west did not care to shape the ideology of post-revolution Ethiopia. Especially before the Derg submitted to the concept of Socialism. We even heard Siad barre of Somalia was getting help from… Means politics is game. Playing cards. Trading for interests‼
    We should not expect much from west until able to swing the balance. Woyane is so called dear “anti-terror” partner for now in the name of “Ethiopia” because it has strong military presence in the region to buffer radical Muslim terrorists.
    The homework belongs to freedom, democracy and justice lovers or fighters. The west always prizes the winner.
    If we succeed to build democracy, freedom and justice in the future; if we could silence the muzzle of our gun from killing innocent people and peaceful opponents; if we stop throwing civilians into prison barracks for their opposing opinion, then we will have a story to tell for the coming generation that the people fought and won. We will erect not the statue of any of our dictators but the emblem of the dawn of democracy , justice and freedom.
    Then the likes of Dr Tewodros won’t have to take or cover multiple ministerial offices because Ethiopia will have many more skilled people coming to serve their country at will irrespective of their ethnicity! Now Teodros has to be health minster then foreign minister then may be PM because this is rule by exclusion. Only some are allowed to do the job though we have many more able people.

  10. Tatek says:

    Here we are—a paltry 50 years after the formation of then Organization of African Unity, just rebranded African Union, the continent still faces significant problems most of which were to be fairly blamed on African dictators. The union was first intended to serve as a symbol of unity, freedom, strength and harmony between African Nations, who by the time were struggling to free themselves from the yoke of Colonialism. Today, there is a new front of war to be fought against tyranny, marginalization, exclusion, oppression and corruption. The host nation, Ethiopia, faces a significant problem of its own with the economic growth, initially claimed by TPLF stooge, Hailemariam Desalegn, to grow at about 11% this year facing a huge hurdle to beat that target. The IMF has just said that Ethiopia’s economic growth for this year could only be about 6.5%—and with inflation at about a paltry 40% and the Central Bank’s decision to print more money in an effort to cover up for government financial deficit, the country’s real growth is expected to be much lower. American indifference to tyranny, marginalization, corruption and exclusion in Ethiopia plays itself out once again with John Kerry, shamefully seen with TPLF warlord, Tewodros Adhnahom, saying his nation continues to pump billions into TPLF coffers with an absolute disregard to the many challenges Ethiopians are forced to go through. I shared an opinion by many, so many, that George W. Bush was the worst President in recent US memory to lead that great nation as his was a legacy defined by justifying war crimes, but Kerry’s indifference to war crimes and other untold injustices inflicted on Ethiopians by the TPLF tells me that President Obama is going down that aisle as well.

  11. Chernet says:

    USA soldiers suffered human loss and got kicked out of Somalia. The only reason Kerry is standing next to this assassin for hire mercenary Theodros is for the job well done in assassinating Somalians and paving the road for foreigners with mercenaries to continue to rob Africa. . What a sellout!

  12. Tatek says:

    I was struck by a remark by current AU Chair and TPLF stooge, Hailemariam Desalegn, that Africa achieved much since the birth of the Organization of African Unity, now African Union. There was no question that the main reason behind the formation of the union in 1963 was to fight tyranny, Colonialism and Apartheid inflicted on the continent by Western Colonial Masters. But now these ills are behind the walls of history. Mr. Desalegn also implied in his message that his continent and his country are a victim of Western lecture to buy democracy, human rights, rule of law and good governance as a precondition to secure Western Aid. If pan-Africanism was meant to address issues of inequality, liberty, democracy, good governance and human rights, was it only until the Colonial Masters were ousted and replaced by African dictators? From Somalia to Darfur, Rwanda to Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya to Mali, the union failed to do anything to justify it still has any relevance to address genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and internal conflicts that remain a huge stain in the history of the continent. Corruption, impunity, bad governance, insecurity, injustice and inequality still remain significant characters defining post- Colonial Africa. Paul Kagame, Omar el Bashir and Uhuru Kenyatta are among those attendees of the summit with a war crime stain on them and the host, Hailemraim Desalegn, may follow suit soon. When Colonel Gadhafi was bombing his own people who courageously took to the streets of Libya to oust the dictator from power and change the course of history, the AU was not only reluctant but shamefully resistive of any efforts by NATO to disable the dictator’s superior air power and help Libyans free themselves from tyranny and institutionalized marginalization. If the AU wants to rebrand itself as a credible African institution, it has to start by siding with millions of Africans suffering from exclusion, tyranny, impunity, inequality and repression and stop blaming the West for any ills African dictators are responsible for.

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