Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has been awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.
Ahmed was named as the winner of the 100th recipient of the award in Oslo, Norway.
He was awarded the prize for his efforts to “achieve peace and international cooperation”.
Ahmed played a significant role in a peace deal signed last year, which ended nearly 20-year military stalemate with Eritrea following the 1998-2000 border war.
A total of 301 candidates had been nominated for the prestigious award, including 223 individuals and 78 organisations.
There had been great speculation over who would win the prize. Under the Nobel Foundation’s rules, nomination shortlists are not allowed to be published for 50 years.
The prize, worth $900,000, will be presented in Oslo on Dec. 10.