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Eyob Aselefech Balcha, Special to Addis Standard

Nearly half a century had passed since the Ethiopian Students’ Movement (ESM) rocked the country with the most critical questions of the time: “the Land Question” and “the National Question”. It also levelled the ground for thousands of young people of that generation to get involved in the national politics, pre and post revolution Ethiopia. But what is the lasting legacy of the ESM in present day Ethiopia particularly in shaping the nature of youth political engagement?