Who won the Nobel Peace Prize 2018, who won in past years and what did Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad do?December 10, 2018
The award is one of five – including Chemistry, Literature, Physics and Medicine – set up by Swedish industrialist, inventor and armaments manufacturer Alfred Nobel.
Who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018?
Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad have won the 2018 Nobel peace prize.
They were recognised for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon in war.
The committee said Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege had been “the foremost, most unifying symbol both nationally and internationally of the struggle to end sexual violence in war and armed conflict”.
Nadia Murad of the Yazidi minority in Iraq was captured by Isis, raped and subjected to other abuses. The committee said she showed “uncounted courage in recounting her own suffering”.
The winners are receiving their award today, December 10 in Oslo, Norway.
Who was is in the running to win it?
Trump was second favourite to win the award at 5-2 following his historic handshake with the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Jong-un was fancied at 4/6 to take the prize, sharing it with South Korean leader Moon Jae-in.
Others in the running for the prestigious peace prize included the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) at 16/1, Catalan politician Carles Puigdemont at 16/1, Angela Merkel at 9/4 and Pope Francis, also at 50/1.
Vladimir Putin would have landed you with 50/1 with Ladbrokes.
Ladbrokes odds for 2018 were as follows:
- Donald Trump – 5-2
- Kim Jong-un + Moon Jae-in – 4-6
- UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) – 16/1
- Carles Puigdemont – 16/1
- Angela Merkel – 9/4
- Pope Francis – 50/1
- Vladimir Putin – 50/1
- Edward Snowden – 25/1
- Jeremy Corbyn – 100/1
- Theresa May – 100/1