Abiy Ahmed Cribbed From Russell Brand And Henry Kissinger

A politician in Ethiopia who is in the running to be a Prime Minister appears to be a fan of the former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and the comedian Russell Brand.

In an interview he gave to an unidentified reporter in late 2017, he appears to lift passages from an interview Henry Kissinger gave to Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic Magazine in 2016.

He also cribbed from an Op-ed written for NewStatesman by Russell Brand.

Here are the comparisons of his speech [interview] with unnamed journalist.

Mr. Ahmed lifts passage both directly and with minor modifications
Mr. Ahmed lifts passage both directly and with minor modifications

Henry Kissinger Part One
Henry Kissinger Part One
Abiy Ahmed lifts from Henry Kissinger again
Abiy Ahmed lifts from Henry Kissinger again
Mr. Kissinger's words
Mr. Kissinger's words
Cribbed from Russell Brand's Op-ed
Cribbed from Russell Brand's Op-ed
The actual op-ed text from Mr. Brand
The actual op-ed text from Mr. Brand
Where Mr. Ahmed lifts from both Mr. Kissinger and Mr. Brand
Where Mr. Ahmed lifts from both Mr. Kissinger and Mr. Brand
Russell Brand's Op-ed text
Russell Brand's Op-ed text