Ethiopian prime Minister wins Nobel Peace Prize

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The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed was on Friday awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in peace talks with Eritrea and ending protracted conflict between the two countries.

Ahmed is the 23rd African to win a Nobel Prize.  He is the tenth African to win the Peace prize.

The Ethiopian leader assumed office as Prime Minister in 2018 and has shown commitment to domestic reforms and peace negotiations with the President of Eritrea, Isaias Afwerki.

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While announcing the Nobel Peace Prize winner, the Nobel Committee detailed series of accomplishments for Ahmed in his first 100 days as prime minister: lifting the country’s state of emergency, granting amnesty to thousands of political prisoners, discontinuing media censorship, legalizing outlawed opposition groups, dismissing military and civilian leaders suspected of corruption, and increasing the influence of women in political and community life.

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