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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Awarded Nobel Peace Prize 

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Medal at a ceremony in the Norwegian capital Oslo.

He was, in October, unveiled as the winner of the prize for his efforts in solving the protracted border conflict with longstanding foe Eritrea.

At the ceremony, the chairperson of the Nobel Committee, Berit Reiss-Andersen praised Mr Abiy for representing a “new generation of African leaders who realise that conflict must be resolved by peaceful means.” In his award lecture, the Prime Minister dedicated the award to all Ethiopians and Africans and called on Ethiopia and Eritrea in particular to “work cooperatively for the prosperity of our people and our region.”

As part of the award, Mr Abiy received nine million Swedish kronor (the equivalent of $900,000), a Nobel diploma, each of which is a unique work of art, and a Nobel medal. 

You can watch the ceremony here:

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