ADDIS ABABA-The U.S. Congress H.R. 6600 (Ethiopia Stabilization, Peace, and Democracy Act) new bill has a potential not only to prolong the conflict in Ethiopia, but also further threatens stability in the Horn of Africa, the GETFact reportage contended.
In its latest reportage, GETFact said the bill has a potential not only to prolong the conflict in Ethiopia, but it also further destabilizes the volatile region. The bill has targeted the economy, development and security of Ethiopia with long term consequences and calls for the imposition of harsh sanctions and violent measures against the country. “It is the time to oppose, be informed and take action.”
Noting the H.R.6600 will affect millions of citizens, the reportage indicated the bill comes when the Ethiopian government has called for a cease-fire and it is undertaking peace efforts that have been undermined by ongoing attacks by the terrorist TPLF in Afar and Amhara states.
The bill threatens to impose sanctions on multiple fronts that would harm the country. It would also restrict security assistance, revoke loans and financial gains prohibit Ethiopia international development finance corporations and impede the Diaspora from supporting their home nation. It also restricts immigration by rescinding the existing visa applicants and future diversity visas while Ethiopians have been the victims of TPLF brutality for thirty years.
“H.R.6600 is arguably one-sided and places much of the blame on the Ethiopian government instead of identifying insurrectionists such as the terrorist TPLF and neglecting the peace efforts by the African Union,” the reportage stressed.
On February 4, 2022, The U.S.Congressman Tom Malinowski introduced H.R. 6600. The bill has been encountered with heavy opposition on the ground that putting sanctions on Ethiopia affecting millions of its citizens.
BY TSEGAYE TILAHUN
THURSDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2022