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Abiy Ahmed receives Nobel Peace Prize

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to resolve the protracted conflict with Eritrea. Announced earlier in October, the Prize also honoured his mediation efforts in eastern Africa and the democratic reforms he has undertaken in his country, long ruled by authoritarian leaders.

Ethiopia witnessed a tangible progress in the months after he took power in April 2018, but the winds have since shifted: in addition to the stalled peace process with Eritrea, his reforms aimed at opening up Ethiopia have paradoxically given rise to a flare-up of ethnic tensions.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has received the Nobel Peace Prize and has been phrased by his role played  resolving the long-running conflict between the Ethiopians and Eritreans.

“I accept this award on behalf of Ethiopians and Eritreans, especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the cause of peace, Abiy said after he received the prestigious award in a formal ceremony at Oslo’s City Hall.

Meanwhile, the Nobel festivities have been tarnished by Abiy’s refusal to traditional questions from the media, as the ex-intelligence chief has considerably shortened the usual Nobel programme and cut out all news conferences.

The head of the Nobel Institute, Olav Njolstad, called the decision “highly problematic”,
underlining that a “free press and freedom of expression are essential conditions for a lasting peace in a democracy.”

Abiy’s team responded that it was “quite challenging for an incumbent leader to spend several days at such an event, especially when “domestic issues are pressing and warrant attention”.

Ethiopian Abiy Ahmed Nobel prize winner

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia has won Nobel Peace Prize for his input in ending the 20-year war between Ethiopia and Eritrea. 

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Announcing the prize in Oslo, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said Ahmed’sefforts deserve recognition and need encouragement.”

The Prime Minister’s office tweeted out a statement after Abiy Ahmed saying it was “pleased to express our pride” in the selection, adding that Abiyhas made peace, forgiveness and reconciliation key policy components of his administration“.

Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege – Nobel Peace Prize winner

The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict. Dr.Mukwege, a gynecologist and surgeon, has long worked to treat thousands of women and girls affected by rape and sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

“I have had the privilege to meet both Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad when they were awarded with the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize. Their stories have inspired our action in the last years” said EU top diplomat Federica Mogherini in a statement.

“Denis Mukwege has devoted his entire life to help women who have suffered during years on conflict. He has helped them start again and move past the violence they have suffered, to take control of their lives, to fight for their freedom and for the future of their country”.

Nobel Committee, as she announced the award  at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo on September, 5.

“Denis Mukwege is the helper who has devoted his life to defending these victims”.