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Ethiopian Prime Minister Responds to Trump's Claims of Being Snubbed for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says that Trump's issue with the Nobel Peace Prize recipient 'must be taken up in Oslo, not Ethiopia'.

UPDATE 01/13: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is currently in South Africa to seek mediation from President Cyril Ramaphosa in light of the deadlock with Egypt over a potential hydropower project on the Nile River.

At a press briefing in Pretoria, Ahmed responded to questions around President Donald Trump's recent claims to having been snubbed for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize although he was allegedly instrumental in "saving Ethiopia", according to the BBC.

Last year, Ahmed was awarded the prize largely for his role in ending the two-decade long border conflict with neighbouring country Eritrea.


"The issue of President Trump must go to the Nobel Peace Prize committee. I'm not aware of how they select someone," Ahmed began. He went on to add that, "If President Trump complained it must go to Oslo not to Ethiopia." The statesman also reiterated how he was not doing the work "for a prize" but "for peace in the region".

Watch Ahmed's full response in the short video below:

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At a rally in Toledo, Ohio yesterday, President Donald Trump told his MAGA supporters that he should have been awarded last year's Nobel Peace Prize. According to The Week, President Trump said that he deserved the award seeing as he was the one who actually "saved Ethiopia".

The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for his efforts towards "[achieving] peace and international cooperation".

It's safe to say President Trump still harbours some resentment towards the Norwegian Nobel committee for apparently snubbing him for last year's Nobel Peace Prize.

"I'm going to tell you about the Nobel Peace Prize," he said. "I'll tell you about that. I made a deal, I saved a country, and I just heard that the head of that country is now getting the Nobel Peace Prize for saving the country. I said, 'what, did I have something do with it?'" President Trump ended off by saying, "Yeah, but you know, that's the way it is. As long as we know, that's all that matters."

What catapulted Ahmed into the race for the Nobel Peace Prize was largely the work he did in bringing an end to the two-decade long border conflict with neighbouring country Eritrea in addition to his commitment to multiparty elections and achieving gender equality in his cabinet. It was a considerable amount of work to plough through in the short span of time since Ahmed was elected into office in 2017.

However, not all Ethiopians welcomed Ahmed's win. In fact, he formally accepted the award in October of last year during a wave of protests in the East-African country. Hundreds of Ethiopians took to the streets in protest after prominent opposition activist and media owner Jawar Mohammed allegedly had his security personnel taken away from him by Ahmed's government.

The army was eventually deployed to the Oromia region where the protests were taking place in an attempt to maintain order.

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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

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