Abiy Ahmed, the winner of Nobel Peace Prize 2019

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize 2019 for his efforts to resolve the long-running conflict with neighbouring foe Eritrea.

He received the award for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea, a statement from the Committee said.

On July 9, 2018, following a historic meeting in Eritrea’s capital Asmara, Abiy and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki formally ended a 20-year-old stalemate between the countries in the wake of the 1998-2000 border conflict.

He is Africa’s youngest leader and has instilled a certain optimism in a region of Africa marred by violence.


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