The Nobel Peace Prize 2019 has been awarded to Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. He was named as the winner of the 100th Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo.
Ahmed was awarded the prestigious prize for his efforts to “achieve peace and international cooperation”.
The concerning authority in a statement said, “The Norwegian Nobel committee has decided to award the Nobel peace prize for 2019 to Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed’s efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation and for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.”
The 43-year-old Abiy also recently won plaudits for his role in helping to broker a power-sharing deal in neighboring Sudan, after a political crisis that led to the arrest of Omar al-Bashir, the country’s ruler for almost three decades.
A total of 301 candidates had been nominated for the prestigious award, including 223 individuals and 78 organisations.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali has been awarded this year’s #NobelPeacePrize for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea. @AbiyAhmedAli#NobelPrize pic.twitter.com/3Niwalusj7
— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 11, 2019