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Nobel physique criticises 2019 peace prize winner, Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed, over battle in Tigray

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Nobel body criticises 2019 peace prize winner, Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed, over war in Tigray

The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the celebrated Peace Prize, on Thursday issued a really uncommon admonition to the 2019 winner, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, over the battle and humanitarian disaster in his nation’s Tigray area.

“As prime minister and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Abiy Ahmed has a special responsibility to end the conflict and contribute to peace,” the Oslo-based committee stated in a press release.Abiy received the prize, partly, for making peace with neighbouring Eritrea after considered one of Africa’s longest-running conflicts.The committee stated that “it must be emphasised that Abiy Ahmed’s prize was awarded on the basis of his efforts and the justifiable expectations that existed in 2019,” including that “the historical backdrop included an authoritarian governing system and widespread ethnic conflicts.”TIGRAY CRISISIn November 2020, Abiy’s authorities allowed Eritrean forces into Tigray as they collectively pursued the Tigray leaders after political tensions erupted into battle.Some tens of hundreds of individuals have been killed, and a whole lot of hundreds now face famine as Ethiopia’s authorities has saved nearly all meals and medical assist from Tigray since late June.“Since the autumn of 2020, developments in Ethiopia have escalated to a comprehensive armed conflict,” the assertion stated.“The humanitarian situation is very serious, and it is not acceptable that humanitarian aid does not emerge to a sufficient degree.”The conflict entered a new phase in late December when Tigray forces retreated into their region amid a new military offensive and Ethiopian forces said they would not advance further there.The committee also said that its deliberations are confidential. “Furthermore, it is not our role to provide continuing commentary on Ethiopian developments or to assess the position of a Peace Prize laureate after the prize has been received.”ALSO READ: Facts on the Nobel Prize and the 9 Indian Nobel Prize winners until dateALSO READ: Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi, world economist Dr. Jeffrey Sachs obtain honorary doctorates from Amrita University