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Nepal Parties Agree on Deal for Former Rebels

Posted November 2nd, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Nepal’s main political parties have agreed to a deal that integrates thousands of former Maoist fighters into the country’s army. The move is expected to booster the country’s peace process some five years after the end of the civil war. Under the agreement some 6,500 of the 19,000 former Maoist rebels, who have been living […]

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Nepal Parties Agree to Resume Peace Process

Posted November 1st, 2011 at 8:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The leaders of Nepal’s main political parties have agreed to finish a five-year peace process that ended a decade-long Maoist insurgency. The officials met at Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai’s residence in Kathmandu. Under the agreement, 6,500 of the 19,000 former Maoist rebels who have been living in camps since the end of the conflict in […]

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Sirleaf, Gbowee Add to List of African Peace Prize Winners

Posted October 7th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Here is a list of all the Nobel Peace Prize winners from sub-Saharan Africa, and the reasons cited by the Nobel Committee for their selections: 2011 – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee, Liberia, “for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work.” 2004 – […]

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Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Trio of Liberian, Yemeni Women

Posted October 7th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni women’s rights advocate Tawakkul Karman. The Norwegian Nobel Committee made the announcement Friday in Oslo, saying the three women will split the coveted award for “their nonviolent struggle for the safety of women and […]

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Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Trio of Liberian, Yemeni Women

Posted October 7th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni women’s rights advocate Tawakkul Karman. The Norwegian Nobel Committee made the announcement Friday in Oslo, saying the three women will split the coveted award for “their nonviolent struggle for the safety of women and […]

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Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Trio of Liberian, Yemeni Women

Posted October 7th, 2011 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni women’s rights advocate Tawakkul Karman. The Norwegian Nobel Committee made the announcement Friday in Oslo, saying the three women will split the coveted award for “their nonviolent struggle for the safety of women and […]

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Sirleaf, Gbowee, and Karman Win Nobel Peace Prize

Posted October 7th, 2011 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman for “their nonviolent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work.” The Norwegian Nobel Committee made the announcement Friday in Oslo, saying “we cannot achieve lasting peace in the world […]

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Nobel Prize Chief: No Controversial Winner for 2011

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Nobel Prize committee chief Thorbjoern Jagland says this year’s choice for the Peace Prize will be well-received all over the world. Jagland tells Norwegian radio and television that it will not be a controversial winner or create a strong reaction by a single country. Last year’s choice, jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiabao, angered China. Beijing […]

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Nobel Peace Prize Has Long History

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awards the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. But when the winner of the prestigious award is announced, he or she will join a large group of well known and sometimes controversial recipients. The Nobel Prizes were created by Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite. However, the invention he […]

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Karzai to Convene Assembly to Discuss Afghan Peace Process

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he will convene an assembly of tribal elders to determine a way forward in the peace process after the killing of the country’s top peace envoy. Former President Burhanuddin Rabbani, the head of the High Peace Council, was killed in a suicide bombing at his Kabul home on September 20. […]

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