The Amhara regional state authorities of Ethiopia are engaged in widespread attacks against ethnic Kimants live in the region, which many in the country are describing as ‘ethnic cleansing’. Reports supported with pictures coming from the area show that the helpless and voiceless Kimants are suffering under severe situation. Tens of homes have been destroyed, dozens killed, a number of women including children raped. The Amhara authorities in the region are acting against the good image the prime minister of the country, Abiy Ahmed has built at the international level. The regional state authorities and opposition groups belong to Amhara are proofed unhappy with the winning Nobel Peace Award of the prime minister, just because he is from the Oromo, the largest group in the country, who firmly oppose Amhara-dominated political landscape since the birth of the state and pioneering the democratization process.
This widespread attack against the minorities in the Amhara Region seemed by many as a kind of proxy war the Amharas embarked on with other active and powerful groups such as the Oromo and Tigray, who never tolerate the revival of the Amhara domination. Although the prime minister did an amazing historical job in achieving peace among/with neighboring states in the Horn, including a long-time foe – Eritrea, terrible challenges are awaiting him in the awkward domestic politics.