Oromo people - WikipediaBut all is not well in Ethiopia. Ethnic tensions and violence are on the rise. Ethnic conflicts are not new , but the levels of violence being witnessed today are very disturbing. Ethiopia has more than 80 ethnic groups. Despite recent improvements, it also has a weak economy and an overwhelmingly poor citizenry. If Abiy wants to make a genuine attempt at real democracy he must do away with tribal politics and make stronger strides towards national unity.
Kalitimes The true History of Oromo documentary/ትክክለኛ የኦሮሞ ታሪክ ዶኩመንተሪ ፍልም
How Ethiopia’s history of ethnic rivalry is destabilizing its reform gains
During the polls, the only relatively free multiparty election in our history, the then-Amhara National Democratic Movement ANDM, now ADP was embarrassed, with nearly zero support in the cities and even suffering major electoral losses in Amhara state to the CUD opposition party, which is now represented by Ginbot 7. For years, the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi supported building up ANDM, because his ultimate success depended on native Amharic speakers buying into ethnic federalism. Even ideologically, the majority of Amharic speakers have been historically affiliated with Ethiopianism, instead of Amhara nationalism. After 27 years of normalizing ethnic differentiation in Ethiopian society, the resulting growth of identity-based youth movements and the weakening of TPLF have finally provided legitimacy to the ANDM, and thus a fertile ground for organizations like NaMA to promote Amhara nationalism. While this is a major factor, Amhara identity also seems to have emerged out of what sociologists like Max Weber credit as victimhood or, both real and perceived, shared persecution. Thus, Amhara identity was born out of a sense of common adversity, despite the concept of an Amhara nation never existing before. Their only commonality was facing hardship in the name of Amhara.
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Amhara , people of the Ethiopian central highlands. The Amhara are one of the two largest ethnolinguistic groups in Ethiopia the other group being the Oromo. - They are one of the largest ethnic groups in Ethiopia and represent The word Oromo appeared in European literature for the first time in and slowly became common in the second half of the 20th century.
This is a brief review of Dr. There can be no disagreement regarding Dr. As an Ethiopian scholar of Oromo origin, I commend him for that position. This is inevitable because the Ethiopian people have lived together for thousands of years, have fended off foreign invaders and kept their cherished political independence while all Africans went under the yoke of colonialism. If we look around the globe, even lily white Americans who subscribe to the philosophy of Jim Crow are now waking up to the reality of their geneology, that they have Hispanic, First Nation and African-American blood, thanks to advances in archival research and DNA lab Tests by ancestry. So, we concur on that with Dr. Furthermore, Prof.