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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, this year’s winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, was in Russia when...Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, this year’s winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, was in Russia when the protests broke out and has yet to publicly comment on the violence.
The protests appeared to have been sparked by a prominent critic of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed,...The protests appeared to have been sparked by a prominent critic of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who claimed the police had tried to orchestrate an attack on him.
Abiy wins award for outstanding contribution to peace for his work in bringing to an end...Abiy wins award for outstanding contribution to peace for his work in bringing to an end more than 20 years of conflict with neighbouring EritreaFull report: Abiy Ahmed wins 2019 Nobel peace prize‘Abiy Ahmed is our miracle’: Ethiopia’s democratic awakening 12.30pm BST The Nobel prize team have just published a video showing an interview by freelance journalist Christian Borch with Berit Reiss-Andersen, chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.In it she explains how Abiy Ahmed met the criteria set out by Alfred Nobel’s in his will back in 1895. He specified the peace prize should go to “the person who has done the most or best to advance fellowship among nations, the abolition or reduction of standing armies, and the establishment and promotion of peace congresses.” 12.24pm BST If, rather than a lengthy timeline, you just wanted a quick set of bullet points summing up why Abiy Ahmed has won the 100th Nobel peace prize, then British author Lemn Sissay, who has Ethiopian heritage, is on hand to help you out.He released all journalists from jail. He made his cabinet fifty percent female. He appointed a great woman for president.He made peace with Eritrea. He is the prime minister of Ethiopia and today he ihas been awarded a Nobel Prize. He is Prime Minister of Ethiopia Dr Abiy Ahmed. pic.twitter.com/gSV3dnj29c Continue reading...