The Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has won the Nobel Peace prize after brokering a peace deal with Eritrea after 20-year war.
Abiy beat out competition from hundreds of nominees for the 100th Peace Prize, including 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg and New Zealand's leader Jacinda Ardern. The Norwegian Nobel Committee said Abiy's "efforts deserve recognition and need encouragement." Abiy Ahmed has given Ethiopians hope for a better life, says committee chair. „We are proud as a nation!!!” Ethiopian PM's office declared. Raila Odinga, the former Kenyan prime minister, said the prize is "an honour to our Continent which has long been held back by wars."
Ethiopia is a country of many different languages and peoples. The most recent winners of the prize were:
2018: Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad “for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict;”
2017: The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) “for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons;”
2016: Juan Manuel Santos “for his resolute efforts to bring (Colombia’s) more than 50-year-long civil war to an end."