Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister Etope, Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel Peace Prize 2019 Updated
Friday, eleven October 2019

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The committee recognizes its work in signing the peace agreement with neighboring Eritrea in 2018, ending 20 years of conflict. At 43, he is the son of a Christian mother and a Muslim father, served in the army, where he participated in several peace missions
Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister Etope, Nobel Peace Prize
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The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize rewards the work of a political leader for the reconciliation of two opposing countries: Ethiopia and Eritrea. The award goes to Abiy Ahmed, Etope Prime Minister, “for her efforts to achieve international peace and cooperation, particularly for her decisive initiative aimed at resolving the border conflict with Eritrea,” said the president of the Committee Norwegian Nobel, Berit Reiss-Andersen. His name is already in 2018 as a favorite after the peace agreement signed with the president of Eritrea, Isaias Afwerki . Both countries maintain a long conflict since the 1990s. The two located in the Horn of Africa, Eritrea and Ethiopa were during a decade, called the Federation of Ethiopia. In 1993 Eritrea became independent and then a border dispute arose that broke out in a war, between 1998 and 2000, which claimed more than 70,000 lives. Abiy Ahmed, 43, son ​​of a Christian mother and Muslim father began his political career serving international peace missions in several countries, occupied the portfolio of Science and Technology and was appointed prime minister in April 2018 after the resignation of Hailemariam Desalegn, ending a deep political crisis in Ethiopa. He became the youngest head of state in Africa. As soon as he came to power, he struggled to contain the riots, released hundreds of political prisoners, eliminated the state of emergency and allowed the return to the country of prominent opposition figures who had been exiled. But his greatest political achievement was to sign peace with Eritrea, ending 20 years of conflict. Although his detractors accuse him of not having fulfilled his promises and point out that political tensions continue there since an attempted coup d’etat put the country in check last June, no one hesitates to recognize his work in the signing of the peace agreement. In addition, in the year and a half he has been serving as prime minister, Abiy has stood out for being an intelligent diplomat who has measured in other cystic conflicts such as South Sudn. The Office of Prime Minister Etope considered that the prize is a “pride” and an “eternal recognition” to the ideals of “unity, cooperation and mutual coexistence.” On several occasions the Nobel Peace Prize has led to politicians who have played an essential role in the resolution of a war or conflict. The most recent of these is the one granted in 2016 to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for the peace agreement with the FARC. Last year they were awarded Nadia Murad former slave of the Islamic State and face of the Yazid women turned into sex slaves and Denis Mukwege Congolese gynologist, for her efforts to repair women raped during the war. The Nobel Peace Prize closes the week of these prestigious awards, which opened Monday with the one of Medicine, followed by those of Physics and Chemistry, until yesterday of Literature. On Monday the last one will be announced, that of Economa.According to the criteria of The Trust ProjectLearn more

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