An Unidentified German Company to buy Coffee from War Criminals: Zenawi, Azeb Mesfin & Bereket Simone – By Jason McLure (Bloomberg)

April 28th, 2009 Print Print Email Email

Ethiopia’s state-owned coffee broker will start trading after signing an agreement with an unidentified German company for 1,200 metric tons of the beans, Fortune reported.

The shipment will be the first by Ethiopian Grain Trade Enterprise since the East African nation seized thousands of tons of coffee from private exporters, the Addis Ababa-based newspaper said, citing Deputy General Manager Beru Lede.

The organization has also purchased 4,200 tons of coffee on the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange since it began trading last month, Fortune said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Jason McLure in Addis Ababa via Johannesburg at pmrichardson@bloomberg.net

  1. Jungle Boy
    | #1

    This will be a very good cause to mobilize our citizens in Europe and campaign against this company. It will also give us another opportunity to raise the suffering and slaughtering in Ethiopia. Find where this company is and demonstrate against them for doing business with a Nazi government. How ironic it is, btw.

  2. WEGESHAW
    | #2

    “Eritrean Prim Minister for Ethiopia” – Meles, The Nr. One Shebiya & enemy of the country first accused the true children of Ethiopia, exporters of their own coffee to enable him to loot what is left in the name of „Ethiopia’s state-owned coffee broker”. His compatriot Bereket Simon and the tyrants wife “Azeb Mesfin”, who Ethiopians around the world believe suck the blood of poor Ethiopian masses are collaborating as usual on this deal of destroying Ethiopia in all direction. Please Ethiopians wherever we might be let us defend our country in whatever possible way we can!

  3. Taglo
    | #3

    Before giving such a comment one should think all aroound.
    To support or to oppose must be logical and thoughtful. What is
    wrong here? The Ethiopian govenrment coffee sales and a private
    German company buys. Itis marketing, based upon mutual benefits!

  4. ዐንድ
    | #4

    ለአገር እድገት ቢሆን ይደገፍ ነበር::

  5. Anonymous
    | #5

    Taglo :Before giving such a comment one should think all aroound.To support or to oppose must be logical and thoughtful. What iswrong here? The Ethiopian govenrment coffee sales and a privateGerman company buys. Itis marketing, based upon mutual benefits!

    Did you know the coffee was confiscated from the the private traders? That is what is wrong@Taglo

  6. Anonymous
    | #6

    Anonymous@Anonymous
    Did you know the private traders were hoarding which is illegal and costing ethiopia the foriegn currency needed.

  7. abajima
    | #7

    Anonymous@Anonymous
    Did you know the private traders were hoarding which is illigal and costing Ethiopia the foreign currency needed.

  8. abajima
    | #8

    Anonymous :

    Taglo :Before giving such a comment one should think all aroound.To support or to oppose must be logical and thoughtful. What iswrong here? The Ethiopian govenrment coffee sales and a privateGerman company buys. Itis marketing, based upon mutual benefits!

    Did you know the coffee was confiscated from the the private traders? That is what is wrong@Taglo

    Anonymous### OOOH….Well, you have to see both ways,the private traders were also hoarding which is illigal and costing Ethiopia the foreign currency needed.

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