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Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed for his Efforts to End War with Eritrea & Promote Democratic Values

  • The Norwegian Nobel Committee has announced that this year’s Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded to the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who took initiative in ending the 20-year border-dispute and territory war with neighboring Eritrea. The committee said that Abiy Ahmed’s efforts of achieving regional peace and international cooperation need to be recognized and encouraged. The chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Berit Reiss-Andersen, said that the 43-year old Abiy Ahmed “sought to promote reconciliation, solidarity, and social justice.” Reports say in the early months of his premiership Ahmed freed journalists, denounced torture, released political prisoners, discussed reforms with the political opposition, embarked security/justice reforms, and invited previously exiled political parties to return to the country.