Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday will receive the 2019 Nobel Prize for Peace for his “decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea”. In winning the award, the 43-year-old joins a prestigious club of African Nobel laureates, including Nelson Mandela, Wangari Maathai and Wole Soyinka. The first[…]
Two Americans and a Briton won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for harnessing the power of evolution to produce novel proteins used in everything from environmentally friendly detergents and biofuels to cancer drugs. The fruits of this work include the world’s top-selling prescription medicine — the antibody[…]
The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation welcomes Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s nomination of imprisoned Palestinian leader, Marwan Barghouthi, for the Nobel Peace Prize. Tutu, a Nobel Laureate, this week wrote to the Norway Nobel Committee, nominating the ‘Palestinian Mandela’ for the 2017 award. He called on the committee to “seize this occasion to[…]
The Economic Freedom Fighters says former president FW de Klerk’s view on the Oxford University’s Rhodes Must Fall movement shows he does not deserve the Nobel Peace Prize he shares with Nelson Mandela. “If De Klerk does not see the importance of the demand by Oxford students that Rhodes’ statue[…]
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu appealed to South Africans to resuscitate the values associated with its early days of democracy as he marked 30 years since receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. “My plea to my compatriots, to government and civil society, faith leaders and educators, parents and elders and youth, is[…]
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Pakistani Taliban for advocating girls’ right to education, has received the Nobel Peace Prize, sharing her award with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights campaigner. The two were handed the award on Wednesday at a ceremony in Norway’s capital,[…]
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