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It appears that the government is considering a step to appease Amhara protestors that have torn down Ethiopian flags across the country that bore the flag of the Federal Republic.  The protesters have been flying the original Green, Yellow and Red tricolor without the central blue circle with the yellow pentagram that has served as the flag of the Federal Republic since it was adopted after the fall of the Derg.  There have been televised discussions by government officials about the flag.  Parliament may be asked to restore the old national flag.

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Re: "emperor" vs "king" - so "emperor"  is Amharic "negusa nagast", no? Which is "king of kings" - is that the issue (referring to the article's mention of no other kings)?
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Yes Neguse Negest means King of Kings, which is the Emperor's title in Ge'ez.  The article argues that since the various vassal kingdoms were all abolished (no subsidiary kings were crowned during the long reign of Haile Selassie I) that the restored national monarchy should be a Negus, rather than a Neguse Negest since there will be no other kings for him to be king of.  I think the title of Neguse Negest should be retained.  There are still other monarchial entities within Ethiopia, such as the Sultan of the Afars (Ausa) who remains in place, and other traditional leaders who remain in place.  Others should be restored as cultural, religious and traditional figures within the constitutional monarchy.  The Emperor should retain his full title. 
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Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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It's the traditional title, and I see no reason why it should not be retained regardless of whether there are other kings to be King of.
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It is no different to Shahanshah, "King of Kings", in Iran. Numerous royal titles often imply a certain paramountcy over others around them, even if that paramountcy purely nominal as the Holy Roman Empire is assumed by some to have been after 1648.
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http://www.nazret.com/2016/11/21/ethiopia-2016-we-must-remember-november/

Reading these lists is horrific and sad. In both Iran and Ethiopia, revolutionaries began their mass killing of people right after taking power. In Ethiopia, the Communist Derg regime did not hide what they were, ruthless mass murderers who killed "Enemies of the Revolution" and did not hide it. The current TPLF/EPRDF regime, on the other hand, has tried to cover up its misdeeds.

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All revolutionary Marxist are assassins when they come to power.  It is their political makeup that supports this disastrous ideology.
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Ethiomonarchist do you think that there is a possibility that the monarchy in Ethiopia can be restored as a constitutional monarchy?  If so is there a universal support of this in Ethiopia and in the Ethiopian diaspora abroad.  As you know the crown council of Ethiopia made it clear some years ago, that they are not pursuing political ideas but just historical interest only.  Can this view the crown council supports change with the current political situation in Ethiopia.  My fiancĂ© is in Ethiopia now she will be here in the states in a couple of weeks.  She tells me that there is a growing distrust and hatred of the government and it is getting worst.  It is a possible opening for the monarchy to possibly be restored.
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Anything is possible, but the situation is very fluid right now.  It is hard to make predictions of this kind.  For monarchy to be put on the table there has to be a viable, organized, active, monarchist movement.  Attentions are all directed at more immediate life and death situations right now, so monarchism is low on the radar, but again, nothing is impossible.  Monarchy is increasingly being remembered fondly in many quarters that were once quite hostile...
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"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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I agree with you Ethiomonarchist the focus is on the harsh living conditions in Ethiopia under the current political regime there.  In no way the monarchy is dead in Ethiopia.  I find that the younger generation are showing some interest in Ethiopia's monarchial history!  In order for there to be a revival of the monarchy, the crown council must take the lead.  They are the only ones at this time that can establish a monarchist movement in Ethiopia and in the Ethiopian diaspora aboard.  The current crown council mandate clearly states they have no interest in politics.  That they are only interested in historical pursuits.  With that said the restoration is only possible if the crown council pursue restoration of the monarchy, other wise than that restoration is impossible with out the crown council lead in that endeavor.
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The government is releasing almost 10,000 people from prison.  These were people detained during the recent unrest in the Oromia and Amhara regions.  A state of emergency remains in place, and fighting appears to be escalating, particularly in the Amhara regions of the north.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/12/21/ethiopia-releasing-800-detained-under-state-emergency.html?hl=1&noRedirect=1

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The Lion of Judah hath prevailed.

Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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