Africa Weekly: Nobel Prize for Abiy Ahmed and electricity in Madagascar | AFP

This week on Africa Weekly, pride in Ethiopia, as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. We take a look at his first year and a half in office. We also head to Madagascar, where access to electricity is increasingly proving a luxury for the few who can afford it.

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Ethiopians react to PM Abiy Ahmed’s Nobel Peace Prize win | AFP

Ethiopians in Addis Ababa react to the news that the country’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Committee said they selected Ahmed “for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.”

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PROFILE – Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopian Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize recipient | AFP

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to resolve his country’s conflict with bitter foe Eritrea.

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Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace Prize | AFP

The Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Berit Reiss-Andersen, announces that the Nobel Peace Prize 2019 goes to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali “for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation”, and “his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea”. SOUNDBITE

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Ethiopian church leaders push gay ‘conversion therapy’ | AFP

Religious leaders in Ethiopia are forming a new association to promote so-called conversion therapy to change gay people’s sexual orientation. Led by Dereje Negash, an Orthodox Christian priest who has spent more than a decade warning about the spread of homosexuality in Ethiopia, the leaders intend to introduce the association at an event in the capital, Addis Ababa. It is part of a broader effort to pressure the government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to take a harder line against sexual minorities.

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Ethiopian PM’s envoy talks after Sudan visit | AFP

Mahmoud Dirir, the special envoy of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, talks to the media in the Ethiopian embassy in Khartoum after the premier’s talks with members of Sudan’s Transitional Military Council and protesters in a bid to mediate the country’s crisis. SOUNDBITE

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Ethiopia PM arrives at embassy in Sudan to meet protesters | AFP

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed arrives at his country’s embassy in Khartoum to meet members of the protest movement, days after security forces launched a crackdown on a sit-in site outside the Sudanese army headquarters. 1ST IMAGES

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed arrives in Sudan | AFP

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed arrives in Sudan to mediate a crisis sparked by a deadly crackdown on a long-running sit-in site by the military. IMAGES

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SSudan: Eritrean president and Ethiopian PM arrive to Juba

Ethiopian Prime minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki arrive to Juba in South Sudan on an official visit, and are welcomed by South Sudan president Salva Kiir. IMAGES of arrivals

Ethiopian Prime Minister receives German President

Germany’s president Frank-Walter Steinmeier arrives in Ethiopia for a four days visit, where he is received by Ethopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. IMAGES of Steinmeier’s arrival and Amhed’s reception