Ethiopian PM Calls For Peace As He Receives Nobel Medal in Oslo
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received his Nobel Peace Prize medal in a ceremony on Oslo on Tuesday December 10, 2019. He said he was accepting the award "on behalf of my partner, and comrade-in-peace, (Eritrean) President Isaias Afeworki, whose goodwill, trust, and commitment were vital in ending the two-decade deadlock between our countries. I also accept this award on behalf of Africans and citizens of the world for whom the dream of peace has often turned into a nightmare of war."
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed with his Nobel Peace Prize on December 10, 2019.
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Deutsche Welle, 10 December 2019
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Abiy's Reforms Have Burnished Him in History As Peacemaker
Nation, 11 December 2019
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UN Expert Praises Reforms but Warns of Short-Term Steps That Could Undermine Progress
OHCHR, 9 December 2019
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