Initiated reforms in Ethiopia
Among the reasons why Ahmed deserved the Nobel Peace Prize, had been his resolve to bring reforms in all facets of the Ethiopian society.
In the statement announcing the PM as the winner of the peace prize, the Norwegian Nobel Committee acknowledged the 43-year-old’s introduction of important reforms that give many citizens hope for a better life and a brighter future.
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“He spent 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 who were suspected of corruption, and significantly increasing the influence of women in Ethiopian political and community life,” the committee said.