LEFTIE Environmental activist Greta Thunberg has missed out on the coveted Nobel Peace Prize to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
The Norwegian Nobel Institute announced that the 2019 Peace Prize would go to the Ethiopian PM who has been lauded for making radical reforms to the African nation.
In a statement, Berit Reiss-Andersen, chairwoman of the Norwegian Nobel Institute said: “Prime minister Abiy Ahmed’s efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation and for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.”
WHY WAS ETHIOPIAN PM GIVEN COVETED PRIZE?
Ahmed has boosted the role of women in politics.
He promoted females to half of the countries top Government posts
Lifted a state of emergency
Granted amnesty to thousands of political prisoners
Ended media censorship,
Legalized outlawed opposition groups,
Deposed of military and civilian leaders suspected of corruption
The statement went on: “The Norwegian Nobel Committee hopes the peace agreement will help to bring about positive change for the entire populations of Ethiopia and Eritrea.”
“In Ethiopia, even if much work remains, Abiy Ahmed has initiated important reforms that give many citizens hope for a better life and a brighter future.”
A journalist asked if the Nobel would return to Environmental issues.
A spokesman said: “On the day when we announce the prize, we never comment who didn’t get the prize and who could have had the prize.”
“So I have no comment to that.”