Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed wins 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

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Ethopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed has been awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. 

Ahmed was named winner of the 100th Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, where he will receive the award in December. 

He was awarded the prize for his efforts to “achieve peace and international cooperation”. 

According to the Nobel committee, it was under his leadership that Ethiopia reached a peace deal with Eritrea last year, ending a 20-year military stalemate following their 1998-2000 border war. 

It is worth some nine million Swedish crowns (about £730,000; $900,000). 

A total of 301 candidates had been nominated for the prestigious award, including 223 individuals and 78 organisations. 

There had been great speculation over who would win the prize, with climate activist Greta Thunberg widely tipped as the favourite.  

Under the Nobel Foundation’s rules, nomination shortlists are not allowed to be published for 50 years. 




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