Ahmed wins award for outstanding contribution to peace for his work in bringing to an end more than 20 years of conflict with neighbouring Eritrea
Ahmed becomes the 24th African to win a Nobel, following Denis Mukwege of the Democratic Republic of the Congo last year.
Other 21st century African winners of the peace prize include Liberia’s Leymah Gbowee and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in 2011, Egypt’s Mohamed ElBaradei in 2005, Kenya’s Wangari Maathai in 2004, and Kofi Annan in 2001.
Here’s a piece from my colleague Jason Burkefrom last year, explaining how Abiy Ahmed has made such a change to Ethiopian politics.
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