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Ethiopian Premier Abiy Wins Nobel Peace Prize for Eritrea Accord

  • Abiy says prize should encourage peace-building in Africa
  • Amnesty says award should spur Abiy to address ethnic tensions
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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end almost two decades of conflict with neighboring Eritrea.

Abiy was honored 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 Oslo-based Norwegian Nobel Committee said in a statement Friday. It’s the second successive year the prize has gone to an African -- in 2018, Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege was the joint winner of the award for his work against sexual violence.