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Ethnic Federalism, Ethiopia’s Most Serious Existential Problem

Ethnic federalism is the mother of all social, political, economic problems of Ethiopia today. It was devised by the TPLF for the single purpose of creating perpetual geographic division and disunion among the Ethiopian people by corralling them like cattle into insular “nations and nationalities”. It gives these “nations and nationalities” each the switch box for their own nuclear weapon of mass destruction to literally blow up themselves and the entire country into smithereens.

By Alemayehu G Mariam,

The “PREAMBLE” to the dictatorship of the Tigrean People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) constitution provides a ready answer: “We the Nations, Nationalities and People of Ethiopia…” have written the constitution to 1) “secure the right to self-determination” for “people of the nations and nationalities”, 2) ensure the territorial insularity (separateness) of the “people of the nations and nationalities” so that they can “live with our rich and proud cultural legacies” 3) “rectify historically unjust relationships”, and 4) facilitate “liv[ing] as one economic community”. (See also Art. 39.)

I shall argue and supply evidence to support my contention that Ethiopia’s young generation should reject wholly TPLF’s “ethnic federalism”. Continue reading Ethnic Federalism, Ethiopia’s Most Serious Existential Problem