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Ethiopia : Ethnic Identity and National Loyalty

A good number of Ethiopian ethnic groups “dislike” the Tigrayans’. With that background nothing meaningful will happen to change the current ethnic based discourse, or to put a brake on the slide towards ethnic centered nationalism. We already know that ethnic attachment in Ethiopia is deepening not diminishing, while efforts at preserving the nation state also persist along with it. Indeed, one reason that ethnicity has become so effective a means of advancing interests is that it involves more than interests. Discussions of what kind of state Ethiopia wants, what its policy goals should be, and whether they are compatible with a federation of states with a republican form of government should be opened.

Source: Ethiopian News August 19, 2018 01:52 UTC