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Wendy Sherman to step down June 30: Not clear if her assignment is tied to Iran talks, or if she were jinxed by her defense of TPLF dictatorship!

29 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Wendy Sherman (LA Times)

Wendy Sherman (LA Times)

Washington (CNN)A top State Department official — Wendy Sherman — will depart following the completion of the Iran nuclear talks, a source confirms to CNN. Sherman has been the lead U.S. negotiator with Iran as the Obama administration has pursued a nuclear agreement.
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As Ethiopia votes, what’s ‘free and fair’ got to do with it?

18 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Terrence Lyons

Ethiopia, Washington’s security partner and Africa’s second most populous country, is scheduled to hold national elections on May 24. The ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) and its allied parties won 99.6 percent of the seats in the last round of elections in 2010. There is no doubt that the ruling party will win again.
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US official praises Ethiopian ‘democracy,’ rest of world begs to differ

19 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Mohammed Ademo, Opride

During a press briefing in Addis Ababa on April 16, US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman praised Ethiopia as a democracy, suggesting it had made great strides toward an open and inclusive electoral process.
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“Ethiopia is a democracy”, says US: A tweak in its principles? Or mere justification to let TPLF further unleash its rights violations?

18 Apr

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The remarks to the press Thursday April 16, 2015 by US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman at the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry in Addis Abeba attracted my attention for two reasons.
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U.S. Wrong to Endorse Ethiopia’s Elections, says Freedom House

17 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

In response to today’s comments by Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Wendy Sherman, in which she referred to Ethiopia as a democracy and the country’s upcoming elections free, fair, and credible, Freedom House issued the following statement:
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Wendy Sherman’s visit to Ethiopia: Its coverage & efforts by the practiced spin doctors

9 Nov

Posted by Admin

The news report by ENA on the meeting between Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn and Ambassador Wendy Sherman, Undersecretary for Political Affairs in the US State Department, lacks substance, but is quite all right. At least, it touches upon a number of topics covered at the meeting.
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Religious freedom in Ethiopia questioned; USCIRF expresses ‘its deep concern’ about it

9 Nov

Posted by Admin

In today’s Daily Press Briefings by the State Department, the attention of the Spokesperson of the department was turned to the press release issued on 8 November by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). Here is the exchange between a journalist and the Spokesperson Victoria Nuland:
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