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World Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

12:30  11 october  2019
12:30  11 october  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed [Image Courtesy: Ethiopian PM Office]. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been named as laureate of the 2019 edition of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize for his role in pacifying his country and the Horn of African region.

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OSLO (Reuters) - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his peacemaking efforts with Eritrea.

a man wearing a suit and tie: FILE PHOTO: Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaks at a news conference at his office in Addis Ababa © Reuters/Tiksa Negeri FILE PHOTO: Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaks at a news conference at his office in Addis Ababa

Ethiopia and Eritrea, longtime foes who fought a border war from 1998 to 2000, restored relations in July 2018 after years of hostility.

The prize, worth nine million Swedish crowns, or around $900,000, will be presented in Oslo on Dec. 10.

"Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali has been awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea," the Norwegian Nobel Committee said in its citation.

The Nobel Peace Prize will be presented in Oslo on Dec. 10, the anniversary of the death of Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, who founded the awards in his 1895 will.

(Reporting by Gwladys Fouche and Terje Solsvik in Oslo, Maggie Fick and Katharine Houreld in Nairobi; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

Who is Abiy Ahmed? The Ethiopian Prime Minister has won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. .
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia has won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to stabilize one of the most troubled regions in the world. "Prime Minister Abiy has done a wonderful job in bringing peace with and within the neighboring countries," Mohammed, the executive director of the Oromia Media Network, told CNN. "However, he has to do a lot more to bring peace and stability domestically and to ensure the transition to democracy succeeds.

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