Tag Archives: Lobbying

Beware of the American Political Snake Oil Salesmen

Are African’s getting leaders of their choice or that of others?

If narcotics and human trafficking, as well as weapons smuggling, can be banned internationally, why not foreign election interference?

BY WAYNE MEDSEN (Investigative Report)

The election engineering merchants of George Soros and other “one-size-fits-all” democracy templates may have been vanquished in Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Myanmar, but they are, by no means, down and out. Continue reading Beware of the American Political Snake Oil Salesmen

Re: Why is Ethiopia Spending $2 Million to Lobby Your Administration?

Why did the Ethiopian regime hire a high-powered lobbying firm to infiltrate your Administration?

By Prof. Al Mariam,

I have written this letter because I am affronted and outraged by the sheer audacity and arrogance of a foreign regime to use millions of dollars in a lobbying effort to manipulate, subvert, exploit and corrupt American political institutions. Any foreign government which feels that it can buy, sell and exchange American policy makers by spending millions of dollars on lobbying revolts me to the core. Continue reading Re: Why is Ethiopia Spending $2 Million to Lobby Your Administration?

TPLF Hires U.S. Lobbying Firm SGR for US $1.8m

Ethiopian regime hired ‘SGR LLC Government Relations and Lobbying’ firm for USD 150,000 per month to lobby on its behalf to U.S. policy makers, congress, the media and business leaders. (Photo: Girma Birru Geda, Ethiopian Ambassador to the U.S.)

By ESAT News,

The TPLF regime will pay US $1.8 million for the year 2017 to a U.S. firm, S.G.R. LLC Government Relations and Lobbying, to lobby on its behalf in a bid to influence U.S. policy makers to have a favorable view of the otherwise tyrannical regime.

According to the memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed last month between the two sides, SGR will work with the regime to “develop and execute a public affairs plan to enhance the dialogue and relationship with policymakers, media, opinion leaders, and business leaders.” Continue reading TPLF Hires U.S. Lobbying Firm SGR for US $1.8m

The Intellectual Poverty and Moral Bankruptcy of Ethiopia Famine Deniers

Alex de Waal writes, “There is no famine in Ethiopia . . . Ethiopians aren’t starving to death . . . People aren’t dying . . .  Animals are dying of thirst . . .” But isn’t it distasteful in some ways to build a career on the suffering of other people?

By Prof. Al Mariam,

Last week, in an op-ed piece in the New York Times (International Edition), Alex de Waal from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia declared the end of the “era of great famines” and proudly announced to the world, “Ethiopians aren’t starving to death”, only their “animals are dying of thirst.” Of course, that is exactly what USAID Administrator Gayle E. Smith said in her recent interview. I guess they all use the same talking points.

de Waal proclaimed: Continue reading The Intellectual Poverty and Moral Bankruptcy of Ethiopia Famine Deniers

Washington Sends Signals of a Thaw to Asmara

Louis Mazel, Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Asmara.

By African Intelligence,

The recent lobbying of the State Department by the former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Herman Cohen, for it to normalise its relations with Eritrea, has paid off.

The US embassy in Asmara will soon reopen its doors. Continue reading Washington Sends Signals of a Thaw to Asmara

Eritrea: Federal Complaint Filed Against Lawyer for Lobbying Work

David Matas is a human rights lawyer who regularly speaks to the press on behalf of Eritrean refugees in Canada with out their blessing. A self-proclaimed activist?

TESFANEWS has learned that a human rights lawyer retained by the Hidmonna Eritrean-Canadian Human Rights Group Inc. is being investigated for allegedly failing to register as a lobbyist after a complaint was filed under Canada’s federal Lobbying Act.

Earlier this month, The Winnipeg Free Press reported that David Matas met privately with Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander to press him on issues related to Eritrea. Mr. Matas’s alleged lobbying activities also include lobbying the federal government to shut down the Eritrean consulate in Toronto.

Lobbyists are required by law to be registered if they undertake to communicate with, or arrange a meeting with, a federal public office holder on behalf of a client. Continue reading Eritrea: Federal Complaint Filed Against Lawyer for Lobbying Work