Calls for Reconsideration of U.S. Envoy Mike Hammer’s Role Amid Allegations of Bias and Complicity in Atrocities

Washington, D.C. — There are rising concerns and calls for action against Mike Hammer, the Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa, over allegations of complicity in severe human rights abuses and genocide against the Amhara people in Ethiopia. Critics argue that instead of advancing U.S. interests and promoting stability in the region, Hammer has been favoring the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF),
a group accused of committing significant atrocities.

Allegations have surfaced that Hammer has been sidelining issues crucial to the Amhara people while supporting the TPLF, which has been implicated in widespread violence and crimes against humanity. This bias has reportedly exacerbated ethnic tensions and violence in Ethiopia, leading to a worsening humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa.

Human rights advocates and community leaders are urging the U.S. government to reassess Hammer’s appointment, arguing that his actions are not aligned with American values or interests. They assert that his perceived support for the TPLF undermines efforts to bring peace and stability to the region, further fueling conflict and suffering.

There are also accusations of ethnic profiling against the Amhara by Hammer and his team at the U.S.Department of State, raising concerns about discrimination and bias within U.S. diplomatic efforts in the region.

As Ambassador Hammer prepares for his upcoming visit to the Horn of Africa, critics warn that his presence may exacerbate existing conflicts rather than contribute to peacebuilding efforts. They call for a thorough review of his role and actions to ensure that U.S. policies in the region are fair, balanced, and effective in promoting peace and stability.

The situation remains tense, and the international community is closely monitoring developments, hoping
for a resolution that upholds human rights and fosters lasting peace in the Horn of Africa.

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