the region from which the dominant force in Ethiopia’s ruling coalition is drawn.
Amharaneut Akbiru! Respect Amhara-ness!” during the protests, he added.
Outskirts of the city of Gondar, in the northern Ethiopian Amhara region
Ethiopia adopted a federal system of government, which in theory devolves considerable power to the country’s regions. But in practice, key decisions are still taken in Addis Ababa.
presented to a US congressional hearing in early March, Tewodros said some 500 members of the security forces had been killed in the recent clashes in the Amhara region. “Deeper resentment and anger at the government is driving young people to the armed struggle,” he told IRIN.