New ambassadors appointed

Ethiopia’s dictator Meles Zenawi has appointed several ambassadors today. For minister of foreign affairs Seyoum Mesfin and minister of state for foreign affairs Tekeda Alemu the appointment in the surface appears to be a demotion, but reportedly both individuals have asked to be ambassadors so that they can get medical treatment in the West (in Seyoum’s case for AIDS, and in Tekeda Alemu’s case for stomach overgrowth), and also to use diplomatic immunity to take out of the country the treasure they looted from Ethiopia during the past 19 years. Diplomatic immunity is particularly important for Seyoum Mesfin, who is suspected of trafficking in heroin. Today’s announcement from the dictator’s office did not specify to which countries the new ambassadors are appointed. See the list below.

New TPLF Ambassadors

1. Seyoum Mesfin
2. Girma Birru
3. Dr. Kassu Illala
4. Teshome Toga
5. Degife Bula
6. Mulugeta Alemseged
7. Hilawe Yosef
8. Mohammed Dirir
9. Hassan Abdella
10. Dr. Tekeda Alemu
11. Gifti Abasiya
12. Dr. Mohammed Hassan
13. Kassahun Dendir
14. Dr. Yehsimebrat Mersha
15. Markos Tekle
16..Lelalem Gebreyohannes
17. Dr. Bogale Tolosa
18. Minelik Alemu
19. Dr. Mohammed Gudeta
20. Misganaw Admasu
21. Dr. Kua Wang
22. Merwan Bedri
23. Ababi Demise
24. Dr. Gebeyeu Ganga
25. Mule Tarekegn
26. Tesfaye Yilma
27. Tebeje Berhe
28. Bereded Animut
29. Dereje Asfaw
30. Aman Hassan
31. Alemayehu Sewagegn
32. Mesfin Chernet
33. Dr. Bitew Getnet
34. Shamilo Fitamo
35. Mohammed Ali
36. Dr. Desta Woldeyohannes