He is the second writer of colour from sub-Saharan Africa to win the biggest literary award.
The scientists won for their discoveries into how the human body perceives temperature and touch, revelations that could lead to new ways of treating pain or even heart disease.
Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed joins a long list of Nobel Peace Prize recipients who have been accused of war crimes, abuse and genocide.
Activists across the Arab world continue to fight for human and civil rights despite violence and intimidation.
The amount of the deal is not known, but it is likely to have added millions of dollars to the worth of the folk and rock legend who once wrote “money doesn’t talk, it swears.” The Financial Times said the deal amount could be nine figures.
The duo has been honoured for discoveries that "benefitted sellers, buyers and taxpayers around the world" and includes work on goods and services difficult to sell in traditional ways such as radio frequencies.
Founded in 1961, the UN organisation helped 97 million people in 2019 by distributing 15 billion rations to 88 countries.
The prize celebrates “one of the most exotic objects in the universe,” black holes, which have become a staple of science fact and science fiction and where time seems to stand still, according to the committee.
The 2020 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology has been awarded to scientists Harvey J. Alter, Charles M. Rice and Michael Houghton for their work in identifying the Hepatitis C virus, which causes cirrhosis and liver cancer.
Abiy has received the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.
Scientists William Kaelin, Peter Ratcliffe, and Gregg Semenza won the accolade for their body of work on how cells sense and adapt to the availability of oxygen, the award-giving body says.
The Swedish Academy will be allowed to award the 2018 and 2019 Nobel Prize for literature this year after a sex scandal forced a postponement of last year's prize.
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