Sunday, February 18, 2007

More Ethiopian diplomats have defected

More Ethiopian diplomats have defected, bringing the total that has decided to leave the diplomatic service to seventy three.

The latest to ditch the government of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and ask for political asylum in the United States is Ambassador Tayework Tilahun, who was his country’s consular attaché in Kuwait. Recently a staff member of the Ethiopian embassy in Ottawa (Canada), Dereje Ejigu, decided to do likewise.

Several employees of embassies in London, Geneva, Stockholm and Paris, have defected the last few years.

Indian Ocean Newsletter N° 1208 17/02/2007


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