By Assefa Mehretu (Ph.D.) Professor of Geography, Emeritus Michigan State College , August 18-19, Introduced on the 10th Worldwide Convention on African Improvement, Western Michigan College, Kalamazoo, Michigan 2018 The impetus of this text on problems with boundary delineation in Ethiopia is the existential constitutional disaster created by the ethnic federalism primarily based on tribal enclosures referred to as “killil” in Amharic. On this and different papers that I’ve revealed just lately (ref. works cited under), I’ve expressed my opposition to killil. My major motive is that the boundary delineations are gerrymandered; and consequently, they don’t meet primary democratic delineation requirements of “impartiality, equality, representativeness, non-discrimination
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