Universities as Contested Terrain: Making sense of Violent conflicts in Ethiopian Universities

By Yonas Ashine (Ph.D) Introduction  Identity politics dominate the political history of modern Ethiopia. The division in Ethiopian society is based on contested identities which have been mobilized to create notions of belonging and citizenship, as well as making enemy-friend distinction. Such mobilizations and the responses from the state are the root causes of violence […]

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Ethnic-Based Conflicts in Ethiopia’s Higher Education: The Case of Debre Berhan University

By Zekarias B. Abebe Introduction This study intends to explore the conflict dynamics in Ethiopia’s higher education with specific reference to Debre Berhan University. It sheds light on the triggers and some of the structural problems that engender ethnic-based conflicts in a university set-up. As part of the university community for more than seven years, […]

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