Addis Ababa, October 11, 2019 (SSNA) — Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Dr. Abiy Ahmed, has won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his work on peace-building, the Nobel Committee has announced.
The Ethiopian leader said he is “thrilled and humbled” and hopes other African leaders take it positively.
Dr. Abiy was awarded the prize for ending a twenty-year conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea. Abiy was also praised by the Nobel Committee for carrying out reforms since taking the office in April last year.
The award is worth $900,000 dollars. He is expected to receive the prize in December this year.