In practical terms. Sidama's successful push has created more groups that aspire to homogenise the demography of their regions.
The prime minister may have won the Nobel Peace Prize but he has failed to quell the violence in his own backyard
Abiy Ahmed was awarded the prize for efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.
Amid New Year celebrations in Ethiopia, questions still linger around the possibility for sustained peace and stability.
Politicians, activists and media outlets continue to deconstruct old narratives and perpetuate new grievances. Nobody, however, is as busy reconstructing a new, inclusive story.
The already extremely fragile political condition cannot handle any further instability and chaos.
It's unclear how relations between Addis Ababa and Asmara will develop but the warmth has largely gone.
Ethiopia's internally displaced populations are a stain on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's first term in office.
Democratic and authoritarian countries are moving further away from each other.
Opening up positions of political power to women will lead to effective and better implemented development policies.
Ethiopia has gone through a series of changes that's put the country on firm democratic footing.
It's no wonder that he is many people's African prime minister of 2018. But will he make it through 2019?
There have been positive changes in Ethiopia but major challenges, including ethnic tensions, remain.
The lifting of UN Sanctions is unlikely to end internal and external pressure for reform and greater democracy in Eritrea.
Women in Ethiopia are shaking the foundations of the country's political framework by taking on powerful positions.
Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has created a peace ministry but that may not be enough to stabilize the East African state.
Can Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed overcome the country's contemporary history of tribal politics?
It would be a mistake to ridicule what's been achieved in the Horn of Africa, but obstacles remain.
Despite all Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed's inspirational reforms, there can be no progress without the rural majority.
Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed Ali's project of reconciliation can be greatly helped by the Orthodox Church.