The Question of Nations and Nationalities in Ethiopia

Note: This article was written by Walelign Mekonnen, a student leader of the late 1960s at Haile Selassie I University in Ethiopia and published on February 17 1969 issue of a student magazine called “STRUGGLE”. Wallelign Mekonnen was born on March 22, 1945 in Debresina Woreda, Wollo, Ethiopia. He was?one of the students leaders who struggled to emancipate the Ethiopian workers and peasants from tyranny.Walelign was a fourth year student in the department of political science when he wrote this piece. He was imprisoned multiple times and suspended from school…

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