APRNEWS - Nobel Peace Prize winner Denis Mukwege has warned that the forthcoming elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo could lead to conflict if they are not free, fair and peaceful, adding that indications show that they will not be.
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APRNEWS - DR Congo surgeon Denis Mukwege wins 2018 Nobel Peace Prize
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s Denis Mukwege has been named a joint winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. The man known as the rape surgeon was awarded along with Nadia Murad for their efforts to end sexual violence as weapon of war.
REUTERS - China said on Tuesday that exerting pressure was not helpful in resolving the issue of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar after U.N. investigators said Myanmar’s military had carried out mass killings of members of the minority.
AFP - Former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Monday won the rarely-awarded Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership -- the world's biggest individual prize.
The prize only goes to a democratically-elected African leader who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, served their mandated term and left office within the last three years.