Cham, who put in quite a long while in an Ethiopian jail blamed for being an Anuak revolt, isn't persuaded it's safe for Anuaks like him and his family to return home.
"What I know is that if the administration framework is still there, it hasn't changed. On the off chance that they change the PM however the framework hasn't changed, there will even now be issues [in Gambela]," Cham said.
One of nine ethnic districts in Ethiopia, Gambela is the indigenous home of the Anuak, however the region's local populace is dwarfed. Since the 1990s, different Ethiopians, essentially from the Nuer ethnic gathering, have been moved to the district.
In later years, these numbers have swelled because of South Sudanese Nuer displaced people escaping common war. Likewise, huge tracts of Anuak collective land have been sold to remote financial specialists. This has uplifted existing strains over land, personality and power between the Nuers and the Anuak minority.
"Changes declared so far will have little effect in places like Gambela," specialist Horne kept in touch with DW, "and there is little sign so far that key issues for minorities, including how their properties are utilized for speculation, will be any extraordinary under the new government."