Yesterday, the 43-year-old Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed was announced as a Nobel prize winner of 2019 in “peace” category. The award recognises his work to secure peace and international cooperation by risking his life and in particular the deal he signed with Eritrea last summer, which ended a nearly 20-year military stalemate following a long border war. The democratic changes he made are incredible over a year and half of his cabinet is female.
Whereas, the 1991’s Nobel peace category winner, who is the current State Counsellor of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi was silence during the genocidal campaign of the Myanmar military in 2017 that resulted in the exodus of thousands of Rohingya. Currently, around 1.2 million Rohingyas live in refugee camps in the neighbouring country, Bangladesh.
It is also noticeable, that the Rohingya was disfranchised from their right to vote.