Ethiopia: Dr. Abiy Ahmed speech
Who is Dr. Abiy Ahmed ?
A look into his recent past reveals that he was a PhD candidate at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS), a relatively new department in the country and he already graduated from his PhD program. In October of 2015, he was appointed as the minister for Science and Technology.
In terms of relation with the existing government in Ethiopia, there are reports that he worked in the military intelligence unit although it is not known how long he served and where he was assigned. Those who have known him for a long time add that he was a member of Ethiopian Peacekeeping force in Rwanda.
Currently, he is the vice president of Oromo region of Ethiopia and holds a senior position within OPDO party structure.
political world view
To say that Dr. Abiy Ahmed is a member and senior official in OPDO is to say that his that his political worldview revolves around ethnic politics.
Yet again, when Dr. Abiy speaks on matters outside of the realm of Ethiopian politics, could be social relation, culture, knowledge or what have you, it is hard to imagine that a person of his caliber is entrapped in ethnic politics; perhaps he had no other option and has no the capacity to create something else.