Colorizm in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, December 07, 2014 (GMN) - A couple of weeks ago, I travelled to the very beautiful Gambella and my timing could not be the worst. Gambella was messed up with conflict. Though I only stayed for a couple of nights, I asked everyone I met about the cause of this on again off again conflict in that region. Everyone seemed to have a different opinion, and most have something to do with the unfair resource division, land grab and other political pressures from the area. Very few mention the issue of ethnicity, which is assumed to be a common source of conflict in Ethiopia. Rather, one cause that I have discussed with my good Friend Kute broke my heart.