Tag Archives: Donald Yamamoto

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R) Urges Secretary Pompeo to Improve Ties with Eritrea

Press Release

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher urged Secretary Pompeo to restore full diplomatic relation with Eritrea, lift the unjustified sanctions and begin a dialogue on strategic cooperation that would benefit both countries and U.S. allies in the Red Sea region.

BY DANA ROHRABACHER (R),

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, this week urged Secretary of State Michael Pompeo to improve relations with Eritrea and resume military cooperation with the troubled African nation. Continue reading Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R) Urges Secretary Pompeo to Improve Ties with Eritrea

US Committed to Resolve Ethiopia-Eritrea Standoffs: Ambassador Donald Yamamoto

In what terms the U.S. is engaging the two sides and how both governments will be responding to the terms is not yet clear. As for Eritrea, the unconditional implementation of the “final and binding” Eritrea- Ethiopia Boundary Commission delimitation decision is non-negotiable.

BY BIRHANU FIKADU | THE REPORTER

While briefing journalists about the “African Union High Level Dialogue and Ministerial,” a meeting the United States facilitated since 2000 to learn the concerns and needs of African leaders, Ambassador Donald Yamamoto, acting Assistant Secretary for African affairs, said early this week that the U.S. is working to resolve the tense border dispute between Ethiopia and Eritrea and the resulting 18-year standoff between the two countries. Continue reading US Committed to Resolve Ethiopia-Eritrea Standoffs: Ambassador Donald Yamamoto

U.S. Double-Talking Human Rights in Ethiopia, Again!

Mr. Yamamoto giving testimony before the House Subcommittee on Africa about the deplorable Human Rights situation in Ethiopia

By Prof. Al-Mariam,

As my readers know, I enjoy watchin’ American diplomats chillin’ out and kickin’ it with African dictators. I like watchin’ ‘em kumbaya-ing, back-pattin’ and fist bumpin’. I have trained myself to decipher their cryptic diplomatese spoken with forked tongue. I have also learned to chew on their indigestible words with a whopping spoonful of salt and pepper.

Despite years of relentless effort, I have been unable to fathom their mendacity. I am mystified and spellbound by the depth of their duplicity and height of hypocrisy. Bewildered and frustrated, I was compelled to engage in a neologistic exercise and create a word that captured their culture of mendacity. Continue reading U.S. Double-Talking Human Rights in Ethiopia, Again!

U.S. Should Honor the Algiers Agreement

No self-respecting Eritrean can ever accept the continued occupation of its sovereign land for such long. Enough!

By Bereket Kidane,

No self-respecting Eritrean will ever accept the fact that sovereign Eritrean territories continue to be illegally held by the TPLF-regime eleven years after the Hague-based border commission issued its ruling.

Unfortunately, the United States, despite being the chief negotiator and guarantor of the Algiers Agreement, has abdicated its responsibility as a “guarantor” in making sure the border commission’s verdict is translated on the ground in its entirety with demarcation being the final phase to conclude the boundary commission’s work. Continue reading U.S. Should Honor the Algiers Agreement

The Seventeen Disappointments of Donald Yamamoto on the Meles Regime: Wikileaks

Uncle Sam’s 17 imperial protests on its slave Zenawi

By Daniel Berhane (Blog),

A June 2008 leaked Cable from the US Embassy in Addis Ababa shows on the level of frustration from the then US Ambassador Donald Yamamoto, due to ‘the high rate of cancellations and non-acceptance of training opportunities’ by Ethiopia’s Chief of Staff General Samora.

So irritated by the unusual behavior that exist within a common master-and-slave relationship, he threatened by making it clear to the government of Ethiopia (GoE) that: Continue reading The Seventeen Disappointments of Donald Yamamoto on the Meles Regime: Wikileaks