Divisions on Ethiopia
By Nora Boustany
The Ethiopian American Council and the Ethiopian National Congress, a nonprofit civic group, celebrated last Thursday after the House International Relations subcommittee on Africa, global human rights and international operations voted to send a bill about Ethiopia to the floor for a vote.
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SAN JOSE, Calif. –– Ethiopian Americans, many of whom fled Ethiopia for political reasons, are using democrat
in the U.S. to establish democratic reform in their homeland.
Through elected representatives, the Ethiopian Americans Council (EAC) has introduced a bill (H.R. 5321) in the Representatives that urges the Ethiopian government to run free and honest elections that allow opposition parti participate without fear of violent retribution.
By Osita Iroegbu
The cadence in Mesfin Mekonen’s voice seems to deliberately take the listener on a journey to Ethiopia, guided by his thick East African accent. With arms folded, Mekonen gazes past the droves of people moving around him in downtown Washington and into a time when, as a teenager, he worked at his father”s soap and cooking oil factory in the Ethiopian town of Nazareth