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Discussion on the increasing dispute over ethnic identity in Ethiopia

In recent years identity questions and border conflict have been escalating in Ethiopia. One of the regions dealing with this issue is Amhara region. The Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM) recently rebranded as Amhara Democratic Party (ADP) has been investigating the identity question and presented a list of solutions on a recent conference. The spoke's person for the conference Ato Migbaru Kebede said that ADP does not believe the regional borderline in the country is correct and agrees with the identity question of the Raya and Wolkait people. Raya, one of the two regions with an identity question used to be within the province of Wollo until TPLF pulled it towards Tigray under the guise of “New Federal Regions Arrangement” which was meant to be on the basis of ethnicity and language. The people of Raya have been demanding that they need their identity to be respected and condemned imposition of Tigray identity on them. Wolkait is another region which was included to Tigray in the same when TPLF took power in 1991. The movements in these regions have been simmering underneath for nearly three decades now.