Copies of Written Statements – Hearing on Horn of Africa

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Copies of Written Statements of African Affairs Subcommittee’s hearing on U.S. policy options on the horn of Africa. March 11, 2008. (more…)


Copies of Written Statements of African Affairs Subcommittee’s hearing on U.S. policy options on the horn of Africa. March 11, 2008.

pdfTESTIMONY OF KATHERINE J. ALMQUIST, ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR FOR AFRICA, UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (USAID)

pdfTestimony by Thomas A. Dempsey, Colonel, U.S. Army (ret.)Professor, Security Sector Reform. U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute.Former Director of African Studies, U.S. Army War College.

pdfTestimony by Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Jendayi E. Frazer. “Evalutating U.S. Policy Objectives and Options on the Horn of Africa” Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa March 11, 2008.

pdfCentering Human Rights in U.S. Policy on Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea. Subcommittee on African Affairs, Committee on Foreign Relations. United States Senate. Testimony by Lynn Fredriksson, Advocacy Director for Africa, Amnesty International USA

pdfEvaluating U.S. Policy Objectives and Options on the Horn of Africa. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Subcommittee on African Affairs. Testimony by David H. Shinn
Adjunct Professor, Elliott School of International Affairs. George Washington University

pdfEvaluating U.S. Policy Objectives and Options on the Horn of Africa. Testimony Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Subcommittee on African Affairs. Theresa Whelan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs. Office of the Secretary of Defense. Washington, D.C.

  1. Ethiopian
    | #1

    Regardless of the outcome such illegal proceedings, The fundmanetal question should be, Who and what constitutional ground gave to these American senators and American congressman to interfere in Africans internal political affairs ? ? ?
    This is nothing less than systematic power monopolization and colonization of Africans power through indrect means.

  2. didldil
    | #2

    Ethiopian(Woyanne),

    The fact that Zenwai lives off American tax payers money gives them the right to investigate how he spends their money.
    Bush will be leaving the office soon leaving Zenawi High and Dry.

    Dil.

  3. sele
    | #3

    Jendaye frazer let me ask you one question,about ethio-eritrea conflict,what is the reason usa or you,don’t want to force ethiopia to accept the final and binding decition of the court?Is it because you don’t like the government of Eritrea?How about the people why suffer,Please Jenday try to be nutral don’t take Ethiopian side,I know your heart knows who is making problem in the horn of Africa.may be one day you gonna tell the truth.

  4. Mamo
    | #4

    Sele, Do you really believe that this lady has the power of making difference in the Horn? It is the USA foreign policy, for the last 100 years. The so-called American “national interest” allows them to become friends of Philippine Marcos, Iran’s Shah, Ethiopia’s Haile Sellasie, Saudi’s Kingdom (which is the most distractive of human right), and How Congo’s Mobutu after they assassinated Lumumba? You can mention all over the world dictators. Who do you think the infusion of Meles? If it were not Susan-Condeleza Rice, Meles would be in Zimbabwe now.

    You have to believe in the people. Look the example of Cuba. The Americans tried several time to assassinate Castro, but the Cubans protected him and he is the superman in USA’s backyard.
    Be pragmatic and dream reality
    Mamo

  5. Abyssinia
    | #5

    I am very much sure Americans will lose Ethiopians if they push on with this dirty bill.

  6. Wase Lehagere
    | #6

    First, Sen. Feingold deserves the greatest appreciation for his effort in highlighting and, hopefully, redressing USA policy on the Horn of Africa. It’s well known that the policy is at best myopic in that it provides support to the tyranical regime in Ethiopia in the name of the fight against international terrorism. The sad truth is that in fact the US policy is contributing to the intensificatin of terrorist activities in the region. This is not different from the wrong policy and invasion of Iraq which has resulted in the strong presence of Al Qaeda in that country now!

    With respect to the hearing in the Senate, what is of serious concern is that with the exception of Amnesty International, the witnesses chosen by the Senator are all apologists of the Ethiopian regime. What is particularly tragic is the fact that Ms. Frazier gave a thumbs up statement in favor of the tyrannical regime despite the fact that her own organization, the State Department gave a damning report on the gross human rights abuses by the dictatorship in Ethiopia. Is it not illegal to lie to the Senate? Therefore, it is doubtful whether the so-called evidence by such individuals would be helpful in formulating an improved US policy for the Horn of Africa.

    Senator Feingold would be well advised to note one basic fact, namely, that the most crucial US policy need in the Horn of Africa is to support the advent of real democracy and respect for human rights. Any policy short of this would only perpetuate tyranny and a deep seated resentment for US’ complicity with the oppressive regime.

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