Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed wins the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his efforts to end his country’s long-running border conflict with neighboring Eritrea. His peace deal with Eritrea ended a 20-year military stalemate following their 1998-2000 border war. Abiy was named as the winner of the 100th Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, where he will receive the award in December 2019. The award is seen as a welcome boost for Africa’s youngest leader as he faces worrying inter-community violence ahead of a parliamentary election in May 2020.
Topics: Abiy Ahmed • Africa • Countries • Current Affairs – November, 2018 • Eritrea • Ethiopia • Least developed countries • Member states of the African Union • Member states of the United Nations • Nobel Peace Prize