Five reasons Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed is deserving of his Nobel Peace Prize win

Mohammed Awal Dec 11, 2019 at 11:00am

December 11, 2019 at 11:00 am | Faces of Black Excellence

Mohammed Awal

Mohammed Awal

December 11, 2019 at 11:00 am | Faces of Black Excellence

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali receives medal and diploma from Chair of the Nobel Comitteee Berit Reiss-Andersen during Nobel Peace Prize awarding ceremony in Oslo City Hall, Norway December 10, 2019. NTB Scanpix/Terje Bendiksby via REUTERS

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed has received his Nobel Peace Prize medal almost two months after he was announced the winner of the coveted prize.

Speaking at a ceremony Tuesday in Oslo’s City Hall to pick up his medal Abiy said: “I accept this award on behalf of Ethiopians and Eritreans, especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the cause of peace.”

Ahmed was announced the winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize in October for ending the longstanding border dispute between his country and Eritrea.

He continued in his address that “Likewise, I accept this award on behalf of my partner, and comrade-in-peace, President Isaias Afwerki, whose goodwill, trust and commitment were vital in ending the two-decade deadlock between our countries.”

Following Ahmed’s receipt of his medal, Face2face Africa looks at five reasons why the 43-year-old deserved the award.

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