18 January 2020

Ethiopia's PM wins Nobel Peace Prize

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Ethiopia's prime minister wins the Nobel Peace Prize for reconciliation efforts with Eritrea. reports citing EuroNews that Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his work on peace and reconciliation with neighbor Eritrea.

Ethiopia and Eritrea, longtime enemies who fought a war from 1998 to 2000, renewed relations in July 2018 after years of tension and hostility.

The prize is delivered by a five-member committee appointed by Norway's legislative assembly, unlike the four other Nobel prizes which are delivered in Sweden.

Last year, the Nobel was awarded to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon in the war.

2019.10.11 / 15:23
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