Publication Type: Media
Countries: Ethiopia
Authors: Awol Allo
Funders: AHRC GCRF

The Nobel Peace Prize is a call to action, states Awol Allo in this article explaining why he nominated Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who went on to win the 100th Nobel Peace Prize for “his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation” and for his “decisive initiative” to end the country’s long-running military stalemate with neighbouring Eritrea. Allo argues that his nomination was based on the idea that in winning a prestigious award Abiy Ahmed would gain moral authority to redouble his efforts towards new regional political settlements based on peaceful co-existence and economic interdependence.

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