Discussing Ethiopia’s Ethnic Nationalism and Ethnic Conflicts (Fekade Shewakena)


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16 Responses

  1. truth1 says:

    TigrayPLF is a brutal regime, misruling for the past 2+ decades now. Free Ethiopia now!

  2. mimi says:

    “…..his hate mongering made me wonder if these are the kind of people that are capable of committing the kind of savagery we witnessed in Rwanda….”
    I think you should have writen this article after you fully recover from the terrible flue, it might have affected the most important part of your mind….

    • GM says:

      @mimi, you can’t hide the TRUTH by making fun of the writer. He is serious and the Ethiopian people too. Let’s wait and see!

  3. Alfekdem says:

    You don’t know who is who on paltalk or discussion room. There are a lot of outside and inside groups that are working tirelessly to divide Ethiopians among ethnic lines. Its wrong to base your taught from social media. Majority of Ethiopians dont think as paltalk folks.

  4. Johnny says:

    Well the thing is, the idea of a united Ethiopia has never been fully accepted by all ethnic groups in Ethiopia and has rather been pushed down their throats by the Amhara and the Tigray. The Habesha are so keen on unity because they want to maintain the empire their ancestors had secured.

  5. Girma says:

    Thank you Mr. Fekade. The 1st Neutral article written by a diaspora that I have read. God Bless Ethiopia. Ethiopia shall live forever. Forget about them failing states that come to divide us. they have failed and they want to us to fall with them.

  6. Yared says:

    Ato Fekade,
    First I commend you for acknowledging that ethnic nationalism has always been a major issue in Ethiopia. However, alas, it appears that you are not free from ethnic bias as reflected in your above article. I say this because of all ethnic diatribes and slurs, you appear to have resented the word “Ankoberites” most and you tried to equate the alleged commentator from the Tigray ethnic group with the Hutus of Rwanda. The hypocrisy here is worth noting. For more than two decades it is the Tigray people who have been victims of hate as can be seen from all kinds of diatribes and ethnic slurs and mud- slinging against Tigrays through diaspora website forums, radio talk-shows etc. The Tigray people have been called as cancers and parasites among other things. Contrary to your assertion, the people who call the ethnic Tigreans cancer and who claim to represent a major ethnic group in Ethiopia (like the Hutus of Rwanda) have more potential to commit genocide if they gain power than the individual Tigrean you mentioned.

    • hermon says:

      አቶ ፡ ያሬድ ፡ የኔ ፡ ምክር ፡ ለእርዎ ፦ እስኪ ፡ረጋ ፡ብለው ፡ ወደኋላ ፡ በመመለስ ፡ 21 ፡ አመት ፡ በሙሉ ፡ በቂም ፡ በቀል ፡በግፍ ፡ ስለተጨፈጨፉት ፡በሺ ፡የሚቆጠሩ ፡ ኢትዮጵያዊያኖችና ፡ እንዲሁም ፡ በሚሊዮን ፡የሚቆጠሩ ፡ ኢትዮጵያኖች ፡ የት ፡ እንደገቡና ፡ የት ፡እንደደረሱ ፡ (ከስደቱ ፡ሌላ ፡)ሊነግሩን ፡ይችላሉን ? እና ፡ ለዚህ ፡ተጠያቂው ፡ ማን ፡ነው ፡ የሚሉት ?ተጠያቂው ፡ በስልጣን ፡ ላይ ፡ ያለው ፡መንግስት ፡ ነው ።ራሳቸውን ፡TPLF ብለው ፡ ነው ፡ የሚጠሩት ፡ ከነሱ ፡ሌላ ፡ ማንን ፡ መውቀስ ፡ ይቻላል ? ሌላ ፡ካለ ፡ይንገሩን ፦21 አመት ፡ ብዙ ፡ጊዜ ፡ ነው ።ሃገሪቱን ፡ መምራት ፡አልቻላችሁም ። በሌላ ፡ ሃገር ፡1ሰው ፡እንኳ ፡ያለአግባብ ፡ከተገደለ ፡ የዛ ፡ መንግስት ፡ሁልግዜ ፡ ተወቃሽ ፡ይሆናል ። እንዳይወቀሱ ፡ ከፈለጉ ፡ ስልጣን ፡ በሰላማዊ ፡መንገድ ፡ለኢትዮጵያ ፡ሰፊ ፡ህዝብ ፡ ማስረከብ ፡ ነው ።

      • wondinet says:

        Ajire hermon.
        Siltan leman leqequ new yalkew? Le Ethiopia hizb woyis le Le Mahibere Qidusan ean Leneft? Qeldegna neh………….
        The people of Ethiopia are enjoying the power which the constitution awarded them. They are maneging themselves in their area properly and every Ethiopian at least knew what is their obligations and responsibilities, every culture, language, identity and tradition had been respected. so, is that make you mad like your co Mr. Shewa Qena. We really don’t care Shewa Qena or Gobete, because we got our right to do whatever we like to do in our area and so what?

        • hermon says:

          TPLF is the main obstacle for our children won’t be able to live in a civilized and democratic country. Do you want your kinds to end up like north koreans crying for a dictator? Is that the Ethiopia you want your kids to live in? A country full of people with servitude spirits, full of bootlicker….?

          Our first and foremost enemy is woyane, who are robbing the dignity of our people and reducing them to a life of a$$-lickers and whiners like north koreans. They are blocking any democratization process in Ethiopia, jailing journalists and human rights activists and keeping an apartheid system in tact. They are killing our generation and maybe with your help also the generation of our kids.

          If Tigreans were Ethiopian nationalists, And why did they gave chunks of our ethiopian land to sudan? They only cry for badme not for our land. Wake up… Why should we care for … dry land called badme?

          If you have any kind of nationalism in your blood, do you think weyane will sell huge chunks of Ethiopian land to foreigners for so little as 1$.

          You ..are sacrificing our future in the name of Ethiopia. Wake up!

  7. Wondinet says:

    Dear admn Dawit Kedbede, the diaspora politicans are start ratling over you again again, but we will beat them no doubt; by the way, don’t support my idea or Support them, but do your real journalism! Bravooooo Dawit. AMAZING GREAT JOB.

  8. Ahadu says:

    Wzero/wezt Hermon,

    Are you stating that the Tigray people killed other people as a retrubition for what they have faced during Mengistu? Really? This is farce. Even the mastermind of the Hawzen Masacre (Genocide), your uncle sergent Legesse Asfaw was freed from prison after serving jail time. Your fabricated mass murder by Tigray people is just to tarnish the image of Tigreans and create havoc in Ethiopia so you toxic diasporas can gain power. In case you forget, poor firewood selling peasants were being strangulated to death by Derg commandos. Innocent pregnat Tigrean women were stabbed to death by the ESEPA/Derg Kill squad. Thousands fo hectares of crops were burnt by soldiers so the Tigray people could starve to death which caused the mass starvation in 1985. Prominent Tigreans in government office and in business were being systematically eliminated by the Derg. Tigrena speaking people were being harassed and intimdated in Addis and other parts of Ethiopia. The Kinijit tried to follow in the footsteps of the Derg by chanting Tigre wede Mekele. To tell you the truth the worst is over for the Tigray people. Even the Derg/ESEPA could not succeed in crushing and wiping out the Tigray people. However, the God of justice reigned and David defeated Goliath in 1991.

    • hermon says:

      Ato Ahadu, why you are fabricated information ? I wrote about TPLF organization,not about Tigrean people.I have respect to Tigrean people .No one imagined brutal Mengestu’s dictatorial regime will be replaced with similar caliber of
      dictatorship. After 16 years of Mengsetu savage totalitarian rule of the country, the Ethiopian people
      hoped to get a better government that they deserve. Regrettably, it did not happen.

    • hermon says:

      የአውዚንን ጭፍጨፋ ያቀነባበሩት ራሱ ፡ ወያኔ(TPLF)፡ ነው ።እንዴት ፡አድርገው ፡ አቀነባበሩት ፦ ። በተባለው ቀን አውዚን ከተማ ገብተው ጉባኤ አንደሚያካሂዱ ወሬው በቅድሚያ እንዲሰራጭና ደርግ ጆሮ እንዲደርስ አደረጉ። አስራ ሁለት ሰዎች ሱዳን ሄደው በቪዲዮ ካሜራ ቀረጻ እንዲሰለጥኑ ተደረገ። ሁሉም ዝግጅት ከተጠናቀቀ በሗላ አንድ ቀን በጠራራ ጸሀይ በአውዚን ሞቅ ያለ የገበያ ቀን፤ በተለያየ አቅጣጫ የህውሀት ሰራዊት ተሰልፎ እየተኮሰ ከተማ እንዲገባና ወደገበያው እንዲያመራ ተደረገ። ወዲያውም የኢትጵያ አየር ሀይል በነሱ ላይ ጥቃት መሰንዘር ሲጀምር፤ ታጋዮቹ በያቅጣጫው እየተሯሯጡና እየተኮሱ ገበያተኛውን እንዲቀላቀሉ ተደረገ። ሕዝቡንም ተቀላቀሉ ። ያ ሁሉ ትርምስና እልቂት ሲፈጸም እነዚያ በቪዲዮ ቀረጻ የሰለጠኑት ተዋጊዎች ዶኩመንታሪ ፊልማቸውን ያነሱ ነበር።በዚያው እለት ነበር ወደ ሱዳን ልከው ድርጊቱ ለአለም መገናኛ ብዙሀን እንዲዳረስ ያደረጉት። ያ እንግዲህ በነሱ ተንኮል ላይ የደርግ ደደብነት ተጨምሮበት በህዝባችን ላይ የደረሰ መከራ ነበር። ታዲያ አነዚህ ለማን ነው የቆሙት? ጥቅሱ ፡የተወሰደው”ሒትለርና አይሁድ፤ መለስ ስብሀትና አማራ ” ከሉሉ ከበደ

  9. chief keef says:

    turn upp!!!

  1. January 27, 2013

    […] Awramba Times (25/1/13) opines on ethnic nationalism and ethnic conflicts in Ethiopia, as well as how they are interpreted by the public.                                                               For more on nationalism in Ethiopia, check out the article, “Emerging Ethnic Identities and Inter-Ethnic Conflict: The Guji–Burji Conflict in South Ethiopia” found in the latest issue of SEN. […]

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