ESAT News (June 22, 2016)
Ambassadorial and other diplomatic positions in most of the countries with significant diplomatic ties to Ethiopia have now been taken by senior members of the TPLF, it was learnt. The minority regime is replacing Ambassadors and diplomats from other ethnic groups with Tigrians.
According to sources, Girma Biru, an Oromo, and ambassador of the regime to the US would be replaced by Berhane Kidanemariam, a member of the Central Committee of the TPLF.
Tirfu Kidanemariam, the wife of Abay Woldu, the chairman of TPLF and the president of the Tigray region was assigned as ambassador to Australia and New Zealand.
Dr. Hailemichael Abera, a member of TPLF has recently replaced Berhanu Kebede, as ambassador to the UK.
Half of the Ambassadorial and other diplomatic positions in Europe has been filled with Tigrians and members of the TPLF. Mulugeta Alemseged is Ambassador to Italy while Lealem Gebreyohannes has taken Ireland.
In the African continent, the diplomatic positions in neighboring countries with crucial security stakes was held by TPLF members. Ambassadorial positions in South Sudan, Sudan, Somaliland, Hargessa, Somalia and Puntland were all taken by TPLF member.
A founding member of the Front, Seyoum Mesfin is Ambassador to China, a country with major economic ties to the regime, while Gebremichael Gebretsadik is council general in Guangzhou.