The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who made peace last year with bitter foe Eritrea. He was awarded the prize for his efforts to “achieve peace and international cooperation”. Mr Abiy’s peace deal with Eritrea ended a 20-year military stalemate following their 1998-2000 border war. He was named as the winner of the 100th Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, where he will receive the award in December. It is worth some nine million Swedish crowns (about £730,000; $900,000). Abiy was the second favorite to win after the climate change activist Greta Thunberg, according to bookmakers Betfair and William Hill. The Ethiopian Prime Minister’s office tweeted out that Abiy “has made peace, forgiveness and reconciliation key policy components of his administration.
How are immigrants on iMiMatch getting inspired by Abiy Ahmed’s example? Ahmed is a peace lover and a peace maker. He ended a largely pointless war over disputed border territory that caused huge financial and human losses to both his country and Eritrea. What Abiy did with the Eritrea issue was very courageous and remarkable. Immigrants on iMiMatch are learning from Abiy Ahmed and are letting go and settling their rivalries with one another. They are choosing peace and love over war and hate by working hand in hand to reconcile their differences.
Immigrants on iMiMatch are forgiving and tolerating each other. As they are succumbing to this peace call from nature, they are standing out as models and examples to follow in their various neighborhoods. Immigrants on iMiMatch are also coming together to militate for peace in their various countries. With their influence as the diaspora, they are making their governments back home see the benefits of peace. They are also Nobel Prize Peace laureates in their own way.