October 17, 2019 | By Michael Woldemariam, Ertharin Cousin, Brian Hanson

Deep Dish: A Prize-Winning Peace in the Horn of Africa

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaks at a news conference at his office in Addis Ababa

The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for his role in ending a 20-year military stalemate between Ethiopia and Eritrea. In fact, the historic rapprochement is just one element of the young leader’s ambitious, fast-moving reforms. Boston University’s Michael Woldemariam and the Council’s Ertharin Cousin join Deep Dish to discuss the strides so far and the steps ahead.

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