Cabinet ministers who were removed from their ministerial portfolio as a kind of political response to anti-government protest in Ethiopia are appointed as ambassadors. Conceivably, the “appointment” may not sound so for them. [adToAppearHere]
Redwan Hussien served has a Minister of Government Communication Affairs and then was made Minister of Youth and Sports when there was major reshuffle -only about a year or so ago. Now, he is no longer minister but appointed as Ambassador of Ethiopia to Ireland.
Zebebu Tadesse, made headlines a few years ago, over her remark on same sex marriage about Uganda which infuriated Ethiopians, who served as Minister of Women, Children and Youth Affairs is appointed as Ambassador of Ethiopia to Italy.
Tsegaye Berhe, served as security advisor to Prime minister Hailemariam Desalegne, is appointed ambassador to Israel. He is the kind of politicians whom observers rate as one of the top TPLF leadership.
Four other ambassadorial appointments are made to African countries, namely; Côte d’Ivoire (Girma Temesgen), Egypt (Taye Atsekeselassie), Ghana (Regassa Kefalew) and Uganda (Tolosa Shagi)
As well, Abdulaziz Ahmed is appointed as Ambassador to Kuwait.
Ethiopia’s relation with Egypt is strained over alleged Egyptian support to radical Oromo ethno-nationalist groups – which is believed to be triggered by hydro-politics of the Nile river.
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