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Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Ethiopian leader

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The 2019 Nobel Peace has been awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

Ahmed was cited for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.

Berit Reiss-Andersen, the chairwoman of the five-member Norwegian Nobel Institute that awards the Nobel Peace Prize said Ahmed was named for his moves to end his country’s conflict with next door Eritrea within months of coming to office in 2018. He signed a “Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship,” with Eritrean Prime Minister Isaias Afwerki.

Within the Nobel Peace Prize there is a long history of prizes going to statesmen associated with ending conflicts, most recently Colombia’s Juan Manuel Santos who was awarded the prize in 2016 for helping to bring his country’s 50 year civil war to an end.

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Crab cakes and a hurricane cocktail ahead of the Indianapolis Jazz Foundation’s Mardi Gras Party & Fundraiser

You can celebrate Fat Tuesday at a fun event right here in Downtown Indy featuring food, drinks and dancing New Orleans-Style!

The Indianapolis Jazz Foundation is is hosting their first ever Mardi Gras “Fat Tuesday” event and fundraiser on Feb. 25 at the Crane Bay Event Center from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Today David Allee, owner, The Jazz Kitchen, Pavel Polanco-Safadit, board member of the Indianapolis Jazz Foundation, and Rob Dixon, musician, Indy Jazz Fest visited the Indy Style studio to show us how to make the Jazz Kitchen’s Award Winning Crab Cakes and a Hurricane cocktail in honor of Mardi Gras.

At tonight’s event, patrons can indulge in a variety of Cajun/Creole hors d’oeuvres, sip on craft hurricanes and bid on more than 75 silent and live auction items ranging from tickets to top Indiana sporting events, artwork, jewelry, hotel stays and much more. Proceeds benefit the Indianapolis Jazz Foundation and its ongoing mission to preserve the legacy and promote the future of jazz in Indianapolis.

Hosted by WFYI’s Jill Ditmire, the evening will include entertainment by LivingProof, Indy’s favorite party band, as well as special appearances by Indy’s own Josh Kaufman, winner of Season 6 of NBC’s The Voice; renowned saxophonist and local favorite Rob Dixon; recent Carmel High School graduate and jazz vocalist, arranger and composer Emma Hedrick; and jazz pianist and composer Steve Allee.

To purchase tickets for tonight’s event, visit www.indyjazzfoundation.org

Mardi Gras party benefits Indianapolis Jazz Foundation

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