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Cablegate: Ethiopia: Secstate Human Rights Vetting Approval

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P 151259Z FEB 07
FM AMEMBASSY ADDIS ABABA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4634
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RHMFIUU/HQ USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB FL

UNCLAS ADDIS ABABA 000475

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR AF/E DESK OFFICER MIKE GONZALES,
DRL FOR KAREN GILBRIDE
LONDON, PARIS, ROME FOR AFRICA WATCHER

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PMIL PGOV ET
SUBJECT: ETHIOPIA: SECSTATE HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING APPROVAL
FOR GOE PARTICIPATION IN AFRICAN CENTER FOR STRATEGIC
STUDIES SENIOR LEADERS SEMINAR, FEB 23 - MAR 09, 2007


1. (SBU) Post requests the Department's assistance in
screening the following Ethiopian civilian candidate who has
been nominated for USG-sponsored training, pursuant to the
Leahy Act and Foreign Assistance Act. Post has no derogatory
information.

2. (SBU) This seminar focuses on a comprehensive definition
of security that reflects African realities and challenges by
accounting for both human and traditional security concerns.
It also discusses the scope and nature of current and
emerging security threats confronting Africa, including the
unique challenge that terrorism poses to the continent, and
the long-term solutions in confronting it.

3. (SBU) The name, occupation, date of birth, and place of
birth of the proposed candidate is as follows:

Name: Mr. Berhanu Aberra Ashenafi
Occupation: Acting Head of Defense Financial Management
Sector
Date of Birth: February 17, 1967
Place of Birth: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

4. (U) Post appreciates Department's assistance.
YAMAMOTO

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