US diplomat killed in Ethiopian capital – WASHINGTON (Reuters)

February 5th, 2009 Print Print Email Email

A U.S. diplomat was killed in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Saturday but the circumstances of his death are unclear, State Department officials said on Thursday.


A U.S. diplomat was killed in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Saturday but the circumstances of his death are unclear, State Department officials said on Thursday.

The 25-year-old diplomat, Brian Adkins, was found dead in his home in Addis Ababa, officials said.

“The death is under investigation and we are coordinating closely with the government of Ethiopia,” said a State Department official, who asked not to be named as the department had not officially released details of the death.

Another official said it was a suspected homicide and that U.S. diplomatic security were looking into the incident.

Adkins was a foreign service officer who worked in the consular section of the embassy. A graduate of George Washington University in Washington, Ethiopia was his first foreign assignment for the State Department.

  1. | #1

    The killers can only be weyanes themselves to attract the new Obama administration that Ethiopia is also a victim of terror just like the Americans and they still would like to have American made weapons so they can slaughter the remaining Ethiopians and the whole region of East Afrrica.

  2. HelenGirma
    | #2

    U.S. diplomat found dead in Ethiopia

    Ethiopian government must be investegated. It might be inside work from the government of ethiopia to get loan from america. Terrorism work. America will give weyane government more loan, if it showed that one of the opposition did it. CIA should investigate ethiopian government. Ethiopian government already commting cyber crime, according to google. How real can you get.

    Google says (TPLF propaganda machine) may harm your computer – Again
    Google’s diagnostic flags Ethiopia’s state owned news-agency website as harmful to your computer once again. The following is the warning message from Google, visitors be warned wen visiting Ethiopian News Agency website.

    Diagnostic page for

    What is the current listing status for

    Site is listed as suspicious – visiting this web site may harm your computer.

    Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 1 time(s) over the past 90 days.

    What happened when Google visited this site?

    Of the 106 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 4 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2009-02-03, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2009-02-01.

    Malicious software includes 117 scripting exploit(s). Successful infection resulted in an average of 1 new processes on the target machine.

    Malicious software is hosted on 2 domain(s), including,

    2 domain(s) appear to be functioning as intermediaries for distributing malware to visitors of this site, including,

    This site was hosted on 1 network(s) including AS7132 (SBIS).

    Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?

    Over the past 90 days, did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites.

    Has this site hosted malware?

    No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.

    How did this happen?

    In some cases, third parties can add malicious code to legitimate sites, which would cause us to show the warning message.

    Next steps:

    * Return to the previous page.
    * If you are the owner of this web site, you can request a review of your site using Google Webmaster Tools. More information about the review process is available in Google’s Webmaster Help Cent

  3. YeBirtukan Ferie
    | #3

    I feel sorry for this guy. But, it will not surprise me if the Meles Regime has its dirty hand on this too. Obviously, they are the sole killers in Ethiopia and they are panicking from the strong reactions they are sustaining from US officials.

  4. | #4

    i.e. the evidence that there are terrerists in ethiopia

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