Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed bagged the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 becoming the 100th recipient of the award. This year’s Peace Prize announced by Norwegian Nobel Institute was the 100th one since the inception of the honor.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali.#NobelPrize #NobelPeacePrize pic.twitter.com/uGRpZJHk1B— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 11, 2019
Ahmed has been awarded for his efforts to end his country’s conflict with the neighbors Eritrea within months of coming to office in 2018. He signed a Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship, with his Eritrean counterpart Isaias Afwerki.
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Last year the award was jointly given to Congolese gynecologist and Pentecostal pastor Denis Mukwege Mukengere and Iraqi Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Murad.