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Yohanan Yokamo, For Addis Standard Addis Abeba, January 14/ 2019 – The Sidama People are the indigenous Cushitic or Kushitic language speaking Ethiopians. After EPRDF assumed power in 1991 immediately after the transition period, the Sidama nation has been granted its regional self-administration for the brief period of time as …

The zonal council of Bench Majo zone were the latest to unanimously approve the demand for regional state status 

Left: the Welayita people traditional dance; right: Sidama girls celebrating Chembelala, the Sidama people’s new year festival Belachew Mekuria (PhD), for Addis Standard Addis Abeba, November 28/2018 – In post-cold war East Africa, two contradictory yet concurrent events – integration and disintegration of states – are in the making. While …