43-year-old Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace Prize

The prize, worth nine million Swedish crowns, or around $900,00, will be presented in Oslo on December 10 | Commons

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (43), was on Friday (October 11) awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to resolve his country’s conflict with bitter foe Eritrea, the Nobel Committee said.

“Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali has been awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea,” the Norwegian Nobel Committee said in its citation.

The prize, worth nine million Swedish crowns, or around $900,00, will be presented in Oslo on December 10.

Around 301 candidates including 223 individuals and 78 organisations, were nominated for the award.

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