How will Amhara nationalism play out in upcoming polls?
This article was first published in Ethiopia Insight.
Refining another ethno-nationalism, or towards a renewed Ethiopian identity? Hundreds gathered on 2 March outside Mulualem Hall, the preferred venue for grand political and cultural events in Bahir Dar, the lakeside capital of Amhara, Ethiopia’s second-most populous regional state.
Dozens of horsemen in colourful attire created an air of festivity, trumpets played, and patriotic songs abounded. It was a celebration of the 125th…