42-yr-old Ethiopian Prime Minister wins another top peace prize for his bold reforms

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Pic credit: Geopolitical Intelligence Services

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been named as laureate of the 2019 edition of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize for his activities in the Horn of Africa region, particularly, for instigating the peace agreement between his country and longtime adversary, Eritrea.

Ahmed was declared winner of the award by Audrey Azoulay, the Director-General of UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at the 2019 World Press Freedom Day global conference opened in Addis Ababa on Thursday, fanabc.com reported.

The 42-year-old leader was selected for the award due to the reforms he undertook in his country to consolidate democracy and social cohesion, UNESCO said on Thursday.

Source: https://face2faceafrica.com/


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