The 30th anniversary celebration of the annual Ethiopian soccer and cultural festival that just concluded in Washington is a rejection of division along ethnic lines and an affirmation of Ethiopian unity and nationalism.
“I saw Ethiopians, who did not know the tribe, region, religion or political view of others around them, treating others with respect, consideration and civility. I wondered, if Ethiopians can do it so well here in America, why can they not do it in Ethiopia …. It could make Ethiopia a haven, not only for Ethiopians, but for others as well. ” Obang Metho