Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali

At Oslo, the state capital of Norway, the 43 years old Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed Ali, was awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Award today.

Though the selection committee of this prestigious award would hardly publicly release the names of nominees for the award, but rumor has it that Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, was among the nominees. 

The well known Indian leader, Mohandas Gandhi, had once been nominated and denied of this award. 

Prime Minister Ali is a young and pragmatic leader who faces tough battles in uniting a kingdom of many tribes and tongues. He was instrumental in the appointment of Ethiopian’s first female President in history, Sahle-Work Zewde, who was sworn in almost a year ago. 

Image: showing civil unrest in Ethiopia. Courtesy: Wilkimedia commons

As  Ali makes efforts to ground peace in the region and around Ethiopia’s border, he faces dissension and constant civil unrest. 

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Congrats to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali!


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