12.1 C
New York
October 17, 2018
Nobel Peace Prize for anti-rape activists
World News

Nobel Peace Prize for anti-rape activists

Breaking News image

The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to campaigners against rape in warfare Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege.

Berit Reiss-Andersen, the Nobel committee chair, said the pair were “crucial” in fighting the crimes.

“They have treated thousands of victims of assaults in a long-lasting civil war that has cost the lives of thousands of Congolese”, she added.

Some 331 individuals and organisations were nominated for the prestigious peace award this year.

The record of 376 candidates was set in 2016.

This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.

You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts.

Source BBC News

Related posts

Deadly ‘shark attack’ at Massachusetts beach


Lake Victoria, Tanzania: Dozens drown in ferry capsize


Maradona gives helping hand to Mexico team Dorados


This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More