Joint Public Statement
This public statement signed by Diaspora based Ethiopian civic and political organizations addressed to the newly elected President of the United States of America, President Donald Trump and his administration, is intended to:
a) Generate American public interest concerning the dire and suffocating environment under which 102 million Ethiopians live; and the potential adverse consequences for the Horn of Africa and beyond; and
b) Call on President Trump’s administration to review America’s policy toward one of the most brutal and repressive governments in the world today. The Tigray People’s Liberation (TPLF) dominated government of the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) has been in power for more than a quarter of a century; and it intends to perpetuate its political and economic hegemony for decades to come.