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Ethiopian Prime Minister Wins 100th Nobel Peace Prize

HeadlineOct 11, 2019

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was awarded the 100th Nobel Peace Prize in an announcement this morning. The prime minister helped broker a historic peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea last year. From 1998 to 2000, Ethiopia and Eritrea fought a border war in which 70,000 people were killed. A “state of war” continued between the two countries for the subsequent 18 years. The prime minister also freed thousands of political dissidents from jail and lifted the state of emergency in Ethiopia. Click here to see our full coverage of the historic peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

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