Ethiopia’s Ambassador to the Netherlands abandons Abiy Ahmed and seeks asylum in the USA.

Ethiopia’s Ambassador to the Netherlands abandons Abiy Ahmed and seeks asylum in the USA.
Ambassador Million Samuel presenting Letter of Credence to King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands in The Hague

Million Samuel, the ambassador of Ethiopia to The Hague, Netherlands has abandoned the Abiy regime and fled to the United States after he received a letter about the plan to close the embassy and for him to report at the MoF in Addis Abeba. This is in line with Abiy Ahmed’s decision to close about 31 Ethiopian embassies worldwide.

It has been more than two weeks since the ambassador disappeared from the embassy leaving the staff in limbo. Some of them haven’t been paid their salaries and some have already asked for asylum in the Netherlands. The embassy had a total of 20 staff members, and one informal member who is an Amhara recently assigned to mobilize Ethiopians for the war on Tigray. The ambassador had also three personal maids who are also now in limbo. Several of the embassy staff have moved to the ambassador’s government-paid house to stay there until they are kicked out.

Embassy staff informed Tghat that the embassy stopped services two weeks ago and properties are being transferred to the Ethiopian Embassy in Brussels. Staff members also informed Tghat of one important recent change regarding Tigrayans and Eritreans. Towards the end of July, the embassy stopped accepting online applications for visas and travel documents for any Tigrinya speakers. The staff members said embassies were given direction to do so to stop Eritreans and Tigrayans from traveling to Ethiopia because it was believed Tigrayans and Eritreans were benefiting the Tigrayan struggle both by joining TDF but also by bringing hard currency which the government belief ends up benefitting Tigray. So Tigrinya speakers (both Tigrayans and Eritreans) were denied services at the embassy before it eventually closed all services.

Ambassador Million Samuel is an architect by profession and had no diplomatic nor foreign relations experience prior to him being appointed as an ambassador. He was appointed as an Ambassador due to his close ties to Deacon Daniel Kibret, whom he met while they were both serving in Mahbere Kidusan, an radical Amhara religio-political organization that is fully behind the genocidal regime’s genocidal campiagns in Tigray. Daniel Kibret is currently serving as an advisor to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia.

Ambassador Million Samuel was strongly and publicly supporting the Prime Minister of Ethiopia on the the war in Tigray. The Ambassador, who was born in Eritrea, and who claims to be from Tigray, seems to have decided to flee to the United States solely for personal reasons since his livelihood is affected by the closure of the Embassy. He has not forwarded any objection to the the PM and the Ethiopian state’s genocidal anti-Tigray campaign, the ongoing use of hunger as a weapon of war and the ethnic cleansing that happened and is still happening in Tigray.

Staff at different embassies that are being closed received the following letter, signed by Ambassador Regassa Kefale, Director General of HR Management at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia. The letters thank the addressee for their service, and asks them to return any property and come back to Ethiopia and report at the head office.

Ambassador Million Samuel has given several interviews to the Dutch media supporting the genocidal war on Tigray. See

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Sara

    He was never professional what do you expect. Ethiopia will win one day. Your betrayed you country..

  2. Tadele

    Genocidal war on Tegrai!!! You must be jocking !! For 27 yrs TPLF tried to eradicate the Amhara from Gvt jobs. Forced the Amhara to accept a political party that is run by non Amharas . And now they are killing and looting the Amhara . So who is committing genocide.

  3. Dismantle socalled mahibrekidusan

    Million Samuel, and many other socalled mahibrekidusan(mahibre impure and unholy )members are sycophants and boot-lickers of PP and they support amhara led government. He must be arrested where he lives and handed to OLA, upcoming leaders of Great Republic of Oromia. Mahibrekisusan should be dismantled and the building should be given to the church. It is simply an intelligence and financiallly oriented mafia group who sell shiro, berbere, and import automobiles .

    All riches which were owned by mahibrekidusan, and other wealthy men who support PP should be confiscated except the ordinary poor citizens of any tribe let alone the PP assets.

  4. Mafi

    Poor conclusion.
    Why just simply you want connect ambassador religion with some one similar person with the same religion among many government officer. I take this as it is an act of attack to not a person rather to the religion.

  5. After 5 years all Tegaru will be emigrants in Ethiopia

    So what? He is untrustworthy Tegaru. Tegaru can not be trusted at any level regardless of their educational status. They are thinking the same in group which led them the current war trapped region called Tigray. After 5 years from now, Tegaru will be emigrants in Amhara and other regions of Ethiopia as they cannot survive alone. But the problem is they will not be trusted anymore and no one in Ethiopia will host a Tegaru spy even if with true intention of being for food due to famine they cannot survive

  6. TG

    Million was never a diplomat. He is a religious fanatic who got appointed by his friend Daniel Kibret.

  7. Antiye08

    Nice decision by prime minister of Ethiopia…most of the ehtiopia embassy around the world is full off shit…The one who love thier country is will came back home and report…the one who betrayed seek for assylem…that is their personal decisions!!!…leave for upto them!!! why you care tghat?

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