Ethiopia Scolds EU for extending development funds to Eritrea
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, the beggar-in-chief of Ethiopia, gives the European Union the evil eye over ties with Eritrea
As the European Union (EU) prepares to extend more than 300 million euros to assist Eritrea's development for the period 2014-2020, a campaign led by self-proclaimed Horn of Africa scholars and activists has been launched to prevent it. The group claims to be about human rights, yet is frantically working to prevent ordinary Eritreans from having access to development funds that will undeniably improve their living standards.
These days, even European politicians are aware of these so-called activists and scholars are part of a larger campaign spearheaded by Ethiopia to prevent Eritrea from gaining access to international funds. They understand it's part of Ethiopia's no war no peace strategy to economically cripple Eritrea and make life unbearable for its citizens.
Indeed, it didn't take long for Ethiopia, the EU's biggest development fund receiver in Africa, to echo the same verbal diarrhea as the anti-Eritrea group it selected to spearhead the phony campaign. During Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn's address to EU Ambassadors, he reportedly tried in vain to chastise the EU for maintaining its cooperation framework with Eritrea and extending the 11th EDF cycle.
The Prime Minister tried in vain to chastise the EU for maintaining its cooperation framework with Eritrea and extending the 11th EDF cycle— Yemane G. Meskel (@hawelti) May 12, 2015
@hawelti Unfortunatley, minority regime in #Ethiopia suffers from an incurable crab-mentality-equates success in #Eritrea with its failure— Sophia Tesfamariam (@stesfamariam) May 12, 2015
PM Hailemariam seems to think he can lecture the EU on how they can spend their money and to which country they can and cant have ties with. As Yemane Gebre Meskel, Eritrea's Minister of Information put it, "EU-Eritrea ties & cooperation agreements are non of his government's business!"
Unfortunately for the Ethiopian dictatorship, its campaign to prevent the EU from strengthening its ties with Eritrea through hired proxy groups isn't going to work. Thus, it's long over due for Addis Ababa to stop its obsession with playing a spoiler role against Eritrea and focus on improving the lives of its impoverished people.
Ethiopia Scolds EU for extending development funds to Eritrea Reviewed by Admin on 4:06 PM Rating: