Mukwege becomes 11th African winner of peace prize

Joint winner of the Nobel Peace Prize Congolese Denis Mukwege is the 11th African to have won the Nobel Peace.

Previous African winners were:

  • 1960 Albert Luthuli – South Africa
  • 1978 Mohamed Anwar al-Sadat – Egypt
  • 1984 Desmond Tutu – South Africa
  • 1993 Nelson Mandela & FW de Klerk – South Africa
  • 2001 Kofi Annan – Ghana
  • 2004 Wangari Maathai – Kenya
  • 2005 Mohamed ElBaradei – Egypt
  • 2011 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee – Liberia
Albert Luthuli was the first African to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1960.

In 2015 four Tunisian organisations known as the National Dialogue Quartet won the prize.

Liberians Leymah Gbowee (left) Ellen Johnson Sirleaf won the prize in 2011.


First Published 05.10.18:


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