Colombian President wins 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

7 October 2016
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To the dismay of the Greek island folk, who were many considered as favourites to win the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts during the refugees crisis, the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos was the winner of the prestigious award. Santos received the award for his efforts to end the 52-year conflict with left-wing rebels.

The Nobel committee in Norway praised him for his peace agreement with Farc rebels, signed last month after four years of negotiations.
However, Colombians narrowly rejected the deal in a referendum last weekend.

The conflict has killed about 260,000 people have been killed. More than six million have been internally displaced. “The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2016 to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his resolute efforts to bring the country’s more than 50-year-long civil war to an end,” said committee chairwoman Kaci Kullmann Five.

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