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Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Wins Nobel Peace Prize

The winner was announced Friday

Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize Friday for his efforts to end his country’s two-decade war with neighboring Eritrea.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee said Abiy’s “efforts deserve recognition and need encouragement.”

Abiy has also won praise for helping to broker a power-sharing deal in neighboring Sudan following the arrest of that country’s longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir.

Abiy’s win follows 2018’s Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad and 2017’s Internationals Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.

On Thursday, the Swedish Academy awarded Austrian author and “Wings of Desire” screenwriter Peter Handke and Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk won the Nobel Prize in Literature.