Ethiopia - A Nation in Need of a New Story

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has gained popularity across ethnic groups because of his inclusive rhetoric. His many allusions to Ethiopiawinet (Ethiopianess) in his inaugural speech hit a chord with many. But in fact, it goes beyond that.

Abiy personifies both the existential dangers and reasons for hope in the country's future. His biography encompasses the marvellous messiness of Ethiopian society. He hails from an Oromo father and Amhara mother. He shares Islamic and Christian upbringings. He is fluent in several languages. His personal story is Ethiopia's story, writes Mohammed Girma for African Arguments.



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