For all of those bombarding us with their tribophobia (a phobia towards Ethiopia's tribes &/or people's love of their own tribe, etc); look how it is far more practical to work with Africans' innate & strong sense of tribalism than in trying to dismiss it - worse still - trying to ban the tribes all together. Africa & African-ess does not exist without the tribes or an allegiance to a set tribe. Like one has his/her loving - or abusive - parents, Africans or humans also belong to a set tribe. It is a fact of life. The best & more pragmatic way of dealing with Ethiopians'/Africans' innate sense of tribalism is by celebrating it - not by undermining or rubbishing it.
Anyway, 'Nkosi Sikelel iAfrica' - South Africa's national anthem was voted the best in the World. Reason? .. (a) uplifting tunes, (b) unifying lyrics in five major languages of South Africa &, (c) celebrates tribal/ethnic diversity rather than trying to dismiss it. An example for troubled Ethiopia?
BBC-Africa: "South Africa's national anthem Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika (God Bless Africa) has been voted as the best anthem in the world by The Economist. The magazine praised the rousing tune, the added bit of pathos to dampen the eye and the inexplicable something that makes it stand out from the rest. Russia came out in second place with their tune adapted from the old Soviet anthem. But what do you think makes your national anthem special? We want to hear from you. What's your country's national anthem and can you sing it?" https://www.facebook.com/bbcafrica/
Now, a South African informs us about the unique features of the South African national anthem:
"Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika (God bless africa) was composed by Enoch Sontonga in 1897 as a hymn in South Africa. It was then used as a liberation song and banned during apartheid which started in 1948.
Later countries like Zambia and Tanzania adopted the tune after their independence changing the lyrics. The difference between the South African anthem and the Zambian-Tanzanian is that the South African anthem is a combination of two anthems, 'nkosi sikelel' [black African] and 'Die Stem Van Suid Afrika' ['The Call of South Africa' - in Afrikaans/Dutch- language of ethnic Dutch white South Africans]. Sung in five languages, beginning with isiXhosa,Zulu, Sotho, Afrikaans and then ends in English.. That's what makes it unique and simply the best in Africa & the world.."
Just imagine Ethiopia's post banda woyane national anthem having lyrics in major languages of Ethiopia & all school children singing it proudly, just like in today's South Africa via their world-beating national anthem called: "Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika (God bless africa)". Of course, the other alternative is for Ethiopian school children to sing a version of Ethiopia's hopefully unifying future national anthem in their own tribal language - like in Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, etc.
Happy New Year  to you all. Hope 2018 is the year Ethiopians BURY fascist bandas & their collaborators in a mass grave the size of 'The Grand Canyon' [USA].
Video: Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika (south african national anthem, with lyrics) - Inno nazionale sudafricano. Enjoy.