The Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed Ali has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace.
The award has been given to resolve conflict with their country’s arch-enemy Eritrea after two decades of hostility.
The Nobel Prize jury reported that Abi has been awarded this prestigious award for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation and in particular the decisive initiative to resolve border conflicts with neighbouring Eritrea.
Mr Ahmed’s office said Ethiopia is “proud as a nation”, and adding that all Ethiopians and friends of Ethiopia should continue standing on the side of peace.
Since assuming power in April 2018, Ahmed has taken the initiative to increase the role of women in politics.
Abiy Ahmed Ali appointed women to half of his country’s 20 ministerial posts in government; including the country’s first female Defense Minister Aisha Mohammed Mussa.
When Abiy became Prime Minister on April 2018, he clarified that he wanted to resume peace talks with Eritrea. He worked on the principles for a peace settlement to put an end to the long-running dispute.