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Nobel Peace Prize for anti-rape activists
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Nobel Peace Prize for anti-rape activists


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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.

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