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Nobel winner Abiy says 'hell' of war fueled desire for peace

Winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says his horrifying experiences as young Ethiopian soldier fueled his determination to seek end to long conflict with neighboring country.

11.12.2019

Winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says his horrifying experiences as young Ethiopian soldier fueled his determination to seek end to long conflict with neighboring country.

The winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says his horrifying experiences as a young Ethiopian soldier fueled his determination to seek an end to a long conflict with a neighboring country

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed spoke at Oslo City Hall during the ceremony in Norway's capital where he received his Nobel on Tuesday.

“Twenty years ago, I was a radio operator attached to an

Abiy, 43, took office in early 2018 and within weeks astonished the long-turbulent Horn of Africa region by fully accepting a peace deal ending the 20-year border conflict with Eritrea that saw around 80,000 people killed.

The peace prize also recognizes Abiy’s significant domestic reforms including the release of tens of thousands of prisoners and the return of once-banned opposition groups. But since the prize was announced in October, he has faced growing challenges at home, including bloody protests.

The government said 78 people were killed in the unrest.

Tensions with another regional power, Egypt, over Africa's largest dam project have led Abiy to talk in terms of war. Ethiopia wants a peaceful settlement of the Nile water dispute, but could muster millions to fight if needed, he said recently.

But an Eritrean human rights advocate expressed reservations, although she supports reforms in Ethiopia.

Read more: ABC News

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