The very assertive Ethiopian prime Minister said at the reception of his noble peace price in OSLO CITY HALL that, “The global military superpowers are expanding their military presence in the area. Terrorist and extremist groups also seek to establish a foothold.”
Worried about the situation which he considered a potential threat to the continent, Abiy Ahmed added that, “We do not want the (African) Horn to be a battleground for superpowers nor a hideout for the merchants of terror and brokers of despair and misery. We want the Horn of Africa to be a treasury of peace and progress.”
Warning of the dire consequences that come with war, he stated clearly that “War is the epitome of hell for all involved. I know because I have been there and back, I have seen brothers slaughtering brothers on the battlefield. I have seen older men, women, and children trembling in terror under the deadly shower of bullets and artillery shells.”
The 43 years old African youngest political leader, Abiy Ahmed was awarded in October this year with a noble peace prize for leading a course to put a stop to the long-held feud between his country Ethiopia and Eritrea.