In the scenario of Dawn, progress is hopeful but initially tentative: it takes time for the full light of the new day to be visible. Ethiopians build on recent reforms and reconciliation processes as it progresses on a democratic path. Deep-rooted contradictions salient at different levels within communities are being resolved through open, round table discussions. Conceptions of forgiveness and conciliation – as opposed to antagonism and hatred – are gaining currency among formal and social media channels. Institutions and the economy are gradually and steadily built up and strengthened in line with a clarifying vision and with a growing unity.