Some of these are of very large extent: the kingdoms of Tigre, Bagameder, and Goiama are as big as Portugal, or bigger; Amhara and Damote are something less.
The inhabitants of the kingdom of Amhara are the most civilised and polite; and next to them the natives of Tigre, or the true Abyssins.
Summary: Recent unrest in Ethiopia's Amhara
region raises the spectre of further conflict as hardline ethno-nationalists spot an opening in the more relaxed political atmosphere under prime minister Abiy Ahmed.
In June, Ethiopia, which has been on a path of democratic reform since prime minister Abiy Ahmed came to power last year, was rocked by two fatal attacks within a few hours, one in the Amhara
regional capital of Bahir Dar and the other in the federal capital of Addis Ababa, in the most significant challenge to the country's new era yet.
The political shootout in Amhara
province and a military assassination in Addis Ababa on the same day in late June came as a shock to observers who have praised Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's slew of reforms, including freeing political prisoners and lifting bans on exiled groups.
As a son of a Muslim Oromo father and an Amhara
Orthodox Christian mother, and married to an Amhara
wife, Abiy is the closest you come to Africa's Barack Obama.ETHNIC NATIONALISMBut his vast liberal reforms have come against the fierce headwinds of ethnic nationalism.
The prime minister is an ethnic Oromo and was propelled into office last year as the result of a tacit alliance between the Oromo and Amhara
parties in the EPRDF.
It all began ominously with the assassination of the president of the Amhara
region, Ambachew Mekonnen, whilst at a security meeting with key officials in the city of Bahir Dar.
ON 22 June, a 'hit squad' led by Amhara
's security chief Brig Gen Asaminew Tsige burst into a meeting in the state offices of Amhara
's capital, Bahir Dar, and shot dead Governor Dr.
But a party based in the northern region - the National Movement of Amhara
(NAMA) - earlier said 56 of its members had been detained in Addis Ababa on Wednesday.
Dozens of people were killed in fighting during a foiled coup by a rogue state militia in Ethiopia's Amhara
region at the weekend, the regional government spokesman said on Wednesday, the first official report of significant clashes.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- An alleged coup leader was killed in the Northern Ethiopian regional state of Amhara
, police announced on Monday.