Secretary Kerry to visit Ethiopia next week


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16 Responses

  1. Abegaz says:

    “Ethiopia has no alternative without democracy”, Meles Zenawi and Hailemariam Desalegn.

    Meles was a big time pretender and Hailemariam inherited that trait as well.

    The truth is:

    1) The EPRDF is so afraid and coward that it cannot win the hearts and minds of Ethiopians after claiming it built the country zero and that it has tremendous public support.

    2)The EPRDF will never work for democracy because it knows it will be defeated.

    3) The EPRDF is afraid of young parties, like the Blue party with no much experience.

    4) The EPRDF is even afraid of its shadow.

    We advise Kerry to press EPRDF to work for democracy as well give a space for oppositions. Kerry has to tell EPRDF that apartheid is not welcome in the 21st century and should threaten the EPRDF with sanctions.

  2. Tn. says:

    I hope Catherine Russell gets to see how women are used as donkey substitutes carrying heavy wood and water for long distances, putting themselves at high risk for fitsula. Since society won’t act until pressed, she shouldn’t hesitate drafting international law against using women as donkey substitutes. She shouldn’t worry about the details either because as it stands, there are ample alternatives but the alternatives won’t have the critical psychological or market mass to come to fruition unless the mass is created through a global legislation.

  3. Elshaida says:

    Kerry should visit Kaliti prisoners and get a first hand sense of the severity of the human rights problem USA’S sending money to Ethiopia is causing in Ethiopia. April 25th and over the last few days, the TPLF lead government has arrested over 30 Semayawi ( Blue) Party members ahead of a protest rally organized by the Party, scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 27, 2014. The protest rally is being organized fully in compliance with the law.Semayawai(Blue) Party members are being arrested ahead of Sunday’s (April 27, 2014) Protest

    The police arrested several of the Party’s leadership team and several dozen members. As of today, the Vice-Chairperson, several executive committee members and at least 30 other members have been arrested and being held at several police stations in Addis Ababa. Semayawi Party Chairperson, Eng. Yilkal Getnet was also detained but has been released soon after he was taken to the Police station.

    Kery need to stop aid to Ethiopia because of what the warlords of Ethiopia had been commiting spiteful action like this one against peaceful and legal political opposition members for decades in ethiopia relying on the west’s support.

  4. erty says:

    The fact of the matter is democracy in Ethiopia is inherited from the west which has 100% literacy and the most experienced countries in the world. When Ethiopians’ think of democracy they think of the west democracy that has about 200 years old experience. These democracies has gone through a lot of hustle and bustles to get where they are to day. Ethiopia’s democracy has a problem because all politicians are learning how to practice democracy on the Job. I believe democracy is not inborn traits. Democracy is a process that keeps on evolving all the time which we must learn how it is evolved, how it is practiced, and used in a society. All new democratic countries need to teach all of their politician how to acquire what democracy is, how it is practiced, how it can evolve, and how it was evolved. Democracy is not a profession that can be used to grasp power but a method that can be used to shape governing in a country to be accountable, balanced, and continues. Human right issues and democracy in the third countries is become more of a weapon than a tool that has been used by internal and external forces to change governments. Internal forces use democracy to over throw a government with out changing the rule of the games just to become another government agency to continue the status quo. External forces use democracy and human rights to change government to create a government in those countries that is going to favor their political position locally, regionally,and internationally. I think the west has a responsibility to teach how Democracy should be practiced instead of making countries to use democracy by trial and error. Political party leaders and their associates should get in to getting basic democracy practice lesson in a classroom before they go out and advocate for it. For Example politically parties in Ethiopia can go out and fight the government if the going gets tough. However democracy rules out categorically use of force to enforce political will. This is one basic democratic principle. Political parties in the west don’t call demonstrations but in Ethiopia political parties calling demonstration is a common practice, political parties are either an activist or political parties that are committed to the ballot; it is impossible to be both. Political parties don’t become copy cats to come to power by using common trends used around the globe, like color revolution. Political parties don’t violate their countries sovereignty to come to power. Political parties don’t call demonstration every other week hoping one of them would stick to become the Ethiopia version of color revolution. We need to educate the public what democracy is, to differentiate between color revolution demonstration and genuine human right demonstration. If a political party organizes a demonstration is most likely to defined a color revolution demonstration than human rights demonstration. Political parties must have well defined role in a society. Political parties can participate in voting as a candidate activist groups don’t. This way political demonstrations are not used for political gains by undermining the democratic process. Samiawe party is not apolitical party and it should not define itself as such because it is doing more activism than anything else.

  5. ሙሴ ሀብተማርያም says:

    ኢህአዴግን መጥላት ኢትየዮጵያን እና ህዝቧን እንደመጥላት ይቆጠራል።ምክንያቱም ኢህአዴግ የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ ምርጫ እና ብቸኛ አማራጭ ነው።ሌላ ማን አለ?

  6. why this idiot come to ethiopia to spy on resources and knowlege fernj agereh segeba hulem legeza tekemu new when u say good day then he start to misuse ur respect that is their mentality ,,,,,dont make him so huge he is just a simple idiot politican

  7. me says:

    All silly comments above considered Ethiopia as a colony of USA.
    EPRDF will not bow to pressures

    Viva EPRDF

  8. Tn. says:

    There needs to be a bit of an alteration in our relationship with the United States. Each country is a lot more than their respective Federal Governments. I am hoping to see Ethiopian region states tie themselves in with specific US states that have unique industry clusters of interest to that region. EPRDF should have the preliminary GTP plan critiqued NOW and aggricultural processing, potential US partner state identified and paired with a region. I am certain that had Tigray region state had been tied to IOWA it would have been on its way to become one of the significant poultry farming regions in Ethiopia, middle east and Africa. Tigray needs to develop a core. Regardless of EFFORTs bling-bling and TPLFs illusion of power, Tigray is falling behind other regions in this regard while TPLF is acting out Mininlikian out of Finfine.

  9. bereket endrias says:

    እኛ ኢትዮጵያዊያን በቅኝ ያልተገዛን፣የራሳችን የዘመን አቆጣጠር ያለን፣በራሳችን ፊደል የምንጽፍ፣እንዲሁም የመላ ጥቁር ህዝቦች የነጻነት ፋና ወጊ መሆናችን ይታወቃል፡፡ ሆኖም አንዳንድ ዲያስፖራዎች አሜሪካ ኢትዮጵያን እንዲህ አይነት ዴሞክራሲ ተከተይ፣እኛ የምንለውን ብቻ ስሚ እንድትል ይፈልጋሉ፣ካልሆነም ኢትዮጵያ ቅጣት ያስፈልጋታል ይላሉ፡፡ ያ ሁሉ ኩራታችን፣ ያ ሁሉ ታሪካችን የት ገባ? ኑና ግዙን እያልን የምንወተውተው፣ ምን እናድርግ እያሉ ምዕራባዊያን በሚያዙት መሠረት ብቻ እንድንንቀሳቀስ የሚፈልጉት ኢትዮጵያዊያን ናቸውን? መልሱን ለናንተው ልተወው…. ነገር ግን ማወቅ ያለብን ሁሉም አገር /በተለይ ምዕራባዊያን/ ለራሱና ለዜጎቹ ጥቅም እንጅ ለኛ ለኢትዮጵያውያን የሚቆረቆሩ መስሎ ከተሰማን አስቸጋሪ ነው፡፡ ቁጥር 1 ፍላጎታቸው በአፍሪካም ሆነ በኢስያ ያለውን ጥቅማቸውን ማስጠበቅ መሆኑን ምታጡት አይመስለኝም፡፡
    በአሁኑ ግዜ ሀገራችን በራሷ ተጨባጭ ሁኔታ መሰረት ብዝህነትን በአግባቡ የሚያስተናግድ የራሷ የሆነ የዴሞክራሲ አካሄድ ቀርጻ በመጠቀም የምትገኝ ሲሆን፣አገራትን በተመለከተ ከአሜሪካ ብቻ ሳይሆን ከተለያዩ ሀገራት ጋር በጋራ ጥቅም ላይ የተመሰረተ ግንኙነት መስርታለች፡፡ ስለዚህ ጆን ኬሪ ወደ ኢትዮጵያ የሚያደርጉት ጉብኝት ለትዕዛዝ ሳይሆን በጋራ ኢንተረስት ላይ የተመሰረተ ነው፡፡ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትራችንም በፓርላማ አስረግጠው እንደተናገሩት ለእርዳታ ብለን ፖሊሲያችንን አልቀየርንም፣ወደፊትም አንቀይርም ብለዋል፡፡ የኢትዮጵያዊነት ኩራት ይሏል ይህ ነው!

  10. Lemlem says:

    Kerry does not need to visit Kaliti to see prisoners because he has 3.5 million prisoners in his own country. He can not either talk about human right because he has married a million times murderer Isis few days ago. Now Kerry is the wife of Isis Egypt. Isis will screw Ms. Kerry. Ms. Kerry is a new wed wife of Mr. General Isis.Ms. Kerry has no moral to say anything in Ethiopia because Ms. Kerry is a prostitute that sleeps with a multigegree murder general Isis.Obama is the best of the two newly wed wife and husband.

    Good marriage to the new wed couples Ms. Kerry of USA and General Isis. We wish Ms. Kerry and General murder Isis long and happy life,a marriage full of happiness with more murder, terror, bloodshed on the Sinai with their Apache fighters. We wish Ms. Kerry a happy life with her new husband. I hope General Isis will do good job on the love affair with Ms. Kerry of USA.

  11. Clevermo says:

    Who care wheather or not this ardent proponent & spellbinder of the fagot’s right come to Ethiopia. I think his planned vist to Addis must be either to express his gratitude to the Et leaders for their resolute shown in halting the anti-gay march that was sheduled to held recently or he is here to push Et to come to the terms of the Egypt’s demand relating to the row over the GERD as the US policy always promotes primarily the interest of those country which are more relevant to the vital interests of US in the region. Last, may be its part of the US international diplomatic efforts made against the Russians to isolate them more from potential allays so that the inflictive sanctions are more painfull & blistering to putin & his circles.

    Generally, I realy see no good cause for his presence in this time.

  12. Album says:

    You idiot you enjoying the freedom kerry gave it to you and you open your mouth this is why he is going for to Ethiopia let people get the freedom they deserve not like you to talk shit but to live even with out fear .

    While even you type they exactly know who you are but that’s America if you were in Ethiopia the next day you gone for good dead.

    The weyane they spy on people but America even know how many time a boy sebhat going to toilet.

  13. Arbegnaw says:

    To album.
    Your comments are realy only worthy to tel the moment of truth that reveal the kind of personalities expected to salut kery’s presence in the land of this great ancient nation. As to your clamor, This must be one of the faggots crowd scream in appeal for which kerry is supposed to resolve your bulshit affair on ur behalf & in your favour. He is indeed the master of the evil warriors.

    But, I tell u ……surely ….he can never & ever make it happen.

  14. angel says:

    “Fast-forward back to this month, the
    current Secretary of State John Kerry
    celebrated June gay pride month by telling
    U.S. State Department employees that
    promoting gay rights abroad is “at the very
    heart of our diplomacy.” And if that wasn’t
    going far enough, this week he declared
    that the U.S. has a “moral obligation” to
    advance the gay agenda domestically and
    This is an excerpt from

  15. angel says:

    “He’s serious. Back in April, USAID
    announced it was spending eleven
    million taxpayer dollars to, what, combat
    global hunger and poverty? Nope: to train
    gay marriage activists in foreign
    If promoting gay marriage is at the “heart”
    of American diplomacy these days and with
    the Obama agenda becoming practically
    synonymous with the gay agenda, why not
    go all the way? Why not appoint a gay, gay
    marriage-promoting ambassador to the
    country which is most recognizably and
    consistently opposed to redefining marriage
    in the world? Does the administration
    actually believe what it tells its gay
    supporters or doesn’t it? If the Vatican is
    guilty of violating the “human rights” of gay
    people by not endorsing gay marriage and
    if promoting gay marriage is a “moral
    imperative” for this administration why
    didn’t Obama appoint an ambassador who
    would bring that message to the pope?
    The Obama administration doesn’t deserve
    a pass for making one good appointment to
    the Holy See when their entire foreign
    policy approach and priorities continue to
    so deeply offend”- same source.

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