Africa East Africa World 

Abiy Ahmed says his Nobel Prize is ‘for Africa’

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed who has been named the winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize has said the award is “for Ethiopia and the African continent.” He said in statement shortly after the award was announced in Oslo on Friday that “I am humbled by the decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. My deepest gratitude to all committed and working for peace. This award is for Ethiopia and the African continent. We shall prosper in peace!” Ahmed was awarded the Nobel for his efforts to “achieve peace and international…

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Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed wins 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed has been named the winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. He was awarded the Nobel for his efforts to “achieve peace and international cooperation” within the East African sub-region. Ahmed was named as the winner of the 100th Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on Friday. The prize, worth $900,000 will be awarded to him in Oslo in December. Ahmed’s Ethiopia reached a peace deal with Eritrea in 2018. That ended a 20-year military stalemate after years of border war between 1998-2000. The Ethiopian Prime…

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Wangari Maathai dies at 71; Kenyan environmentalist

Reporting from Johannesburg, South Africa— Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan environmentalist who made it her mission to teach her countrywomen to plant trees and became Africa’s first female Nobel Peace Prize winner, has died. She was 71. One of Kenya’s most beloved figures, Maathai died Sunday after a yearlong battle with cancer. Her illness was not widely known until after her death in a Nairobi hospital. Maathai won the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize for her work on sustainable development, democracy and peace. She believed that environmental degradation and unbridled development were…

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