Pan-Ethiopian Agenda Vs Sectarian Ethnocentric Politics
Ghelawdewos Araia, PhD
Tigrai Online, Ethiopian News, August 5, 2016
Dr. Ghelawdewos Araia challenges all Ethiopians to make the right choice between Pan-Ethiopian Agenda and Sectarian Ethnocentric Politics.
At this juncture of Ethiopian history and in light of globalization where transnational corporations (TNCs) predominate and have a tight grip on the global economy, a pan-Ethiopian agenda would be imperative, because only a unified Ethiopian nation can bring about peace and progress to Ethiopians; and only a pan-Ethiopian agenda can enable Ethiopia to prevail, if not compete, in the global economy; only a unified Ethiopia can play a constructive and positive role in safeguarding the interests of the Ethiopian people; only a unified and strong Ethiopia can strengthen the pan-African political program of the African Union. By contrast, ethnocentric politics, a more negative and toxic agenda of ethno-nationalists, goes against reason and the general trend of progress, and contravenes the constructive contributions of the pan-Ethiopian agenda.
How can we then reconcile pan-Ethiopian nationalism and ethnocentric nationalism?
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