Ethiopian PM wins the Nobel Peace Prize 2019.
We are proud as a nation!!!
The Nobel Prize has been awarded “for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea”
The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
He was awarded the prize for his efforts to “achieve peace and international cooperation”.
Ethiopia reached a peace deal with Eritrea last year, ending a 20-year military stalemate following their 1998-2000 border war.
He was named as the winner of the 100th Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, where he will receive the award in December.
It is worth some nine million Swedish crowns (about £730,000; $900,000).
A total of 301 candidates had been nominated for the prestigious award, including 223 individuals and 78 organisations.
There had been great speculation over who would win the prize, with climate activist Greta Thunberg widely tipped as the favourite. Under the Nobel Foundation’s rules, nomination shortlists are not allowed to be published for 50 years.
Media captionThe announcement was made by Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Berit Reiss-Andersen
Who is Abiy Ahmed?
After becoming prime minister in April 2018, Mr Abiy introduced massive liberalising reforms to Ethiopia, shaking up what was an extremely tightly controlled nation.
He freed thousands of opposition activists from jail and allowed exiled dissidents to return home. Most importantly, he signed a peace deal with Ethiopia’s neighbour Eritrea, ending a two-decade conflict.
But his reforms also lifted the lid on Ethiopia’s ethnic tensions, and the resulting violence forced some 2.5 million people from their homes.
Why did he win?
The Norwegian Nobel Committee said in a statement that Mr Abiy was awarded for his “decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.”
“The prize is also meant to recognise all the stakeholders working for peace and reconciliation in Ethiopia and in the East and Northeast African regions,” they said.
“Peace does not arise from the actions of one party alone. When Prime Minister Abiy reached out his hand, President Afwerki grasped it, and helped to formalise the peace process between the two countries. The Norwegian Nobel Committee hopes the peace agreement will help to bring about positive change for the entire populations of Ethiopia and Eritrea.”
Who are previous Nobel Peace Prize winners?
Former US President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples”.
Other notable Nobel Peace Prize winners include former US President Jimmy Carter (2002), child education activist Malala Yousafzai (shared 2014), the European Union (2012), the United Nations and its then-general-secretary, Kofi Annan, (shared 2001) and Saint Teresa of Calcutta (1979).
ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዐቢይ አህመድ የ2019 የሰላም ኖቤል ሽልማትን አሸነፉ
ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዐቢይ አህመድ የ2019 የሰላም ኖቤል ሽልማትን አሸንፈዋል፡፡
ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትሩ የኖቤል ሽልማትን በማሸነፋቸው 9 መቶ ሺህ የአሜሪካን ዶላር ወይም 9 ሚሊዮን የስዊድን ክሮነር ይበረከትላቸዋል፡፡
ዘንድሮ ለዘርፉ ከቀረቡ እጩዎች መካከል ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዐቢይ አህመድና የ16 ዓመቷ ስዊድናዊት የአየር ንብረት ለውጥ ተሟጋች ግሪታ ተንበርግ በሰፊው ያሸንፋሉ የሚል ግምት ተሰጥቷቸው ነበር፡፡
ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዐቢይ አህመድ ከ20 ዓመት በፊት ደም አፋሳሽ የነበረውንና በርካታ ሰዎች ያለቁበትን የኢትዮ- ኤርትራ ጦርነት መቋጫ እንዲያገኝ አድርገው ሰላም በማውረዳቸውና ምስራቅ አፍሪካ የትብብር ቀጠና እንዲሆን ያደረጉት ድፕሎማሲያዊ ጥረት የኖቤል ሽልማቱን እንዲያሸንፉ ጉልህ ሚና ተጫውቷል ተብሏል፡፡
በተለይም ወደ ደም መፋሰስ እየገባች የነበረችው የሱዳን የፖለቲካ ኃይሎች ተደራድረው የስልጣን ክፍፍል በማድረግ ወደ ሰላም መመለሳቸውም ትልቅ ዋጋ የሚያሰጥ ስኬት ተደርጎም ተወስዷል፡፡
ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዐቢይ በአንድ ቀን 350 ሚሊዮን ችግኝ ማስተከላቸውና በእርሳቸው አመራር የካቢኔያቸውን ግማሹ በሴቶች እንዲያዝ ማድረጋቸውም አለም አቀፉ ማህበረሰብ ድጋፍ እንዲቸራቸው ያደረገ መሆኑን የፖለቲካ ጠበብቶች ግምታቸውን ሰጥተዋል፡፡
በተለያዩ መስኮች ጉልህ ተግባራቶችን ያከናወኑ ግለሰቦችን ተቋማት በየዓመቱ የሚሸለሙበት የኖቤል ሽልማት በአለማችን ከሚሰጡ ሽልማቶች መካከል ቀዳሚው ነው፡፡
እንደ ቢቢሲ መረጃ እ.ኤ.አ 1938 ንጉሰ ነገስት ቀዳማዊ አፄ ኃይለስላሴ ለኖቤል ሽልማት ታጭተው ነበር፡፡