Ethiopian Foreign Minister Dr. Tedros Adhanom has called on the international community
and AU states to condemn the erection of a memorial in Italy dedicated to the memory of
the Fascist Field Marshal Rodolfo Graziani who was responsible for the slaughter of
thousands of innocent people in Libya and in Ethiopia.
Speaking at a ceremony commemorating the 19th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide on
Sunday (Aril 7th), Dr. Tedros said he welcomed AU's initiatives to prevent and resolve
conflicts in the continent, to fight impunity and prevent recurrence of massive crimes as
reflected in the AU's Constitutive Act which gives the AU the right to interfere in member
states in cases of.
Ethiopia and Libya would have appreciated the possibility of such action in the 1930s when
Marshal Graziani was active in carrying out massacres in their countries. He did not deserve
to be memorialized but rather should continue to be condemned for his war crimes, genocidal
activity and crimes against humanity.