FEDERALISM AND THE URGENCY OF CO-EXISTENCE

By: Yared Terfassa

Image result for federalism in ethiopiaIn a recent posting on ZeHabesha website, Prof. Alemayehu G.  Mariam presented what he dubbed as his “provocative and thoughtful argument and analysis” of ethnic federalism. In his writing (titled “Win-Et: Understanding the Mind of the Mastermind of Ethnic Federalism,” December 25, 2017), the Professor expressed his interest to find collaborative solutions to the country’s ills, and extended a challenge to others to offer competing perspectives, ideas and views on the theory and practice of federalism. In response to such an invitation as well as out of a desire to counter the perennial veiled attack on the Oromo struggle for freedom and recognition, I will attempt to make a modest contribution here. Continue reading

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