Ethiopia: Africom Refutes Claims of Meddling in Ethiopian Politics
U.S. AFRICOM Public Affairs
August 20, 2012, Stuttgart, Germany (U.S. Africa Command) — Allegations that General Carter F. Ham, Commander of United States Africa Command, influenced Ethiopian politics in any way are false. The mission of U.S. Africa Command is to work with African nations to strengthen their defense capabilities in order to deter and defeat transnational threats and to provide a security environment conducive to good governance and development. Command leaders and staff members do not meddle in the domestic affairs of African nations.