Nobel and other Prizes

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2016

  1. Who? Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos
  2. For what? His efforts to end his country’s 50-year civil war
  3. Mr Santos negotiated a peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) guerrilla group but the peace deal was rejected by a narrow majority of Colombians when it was put to referendum
  4. Mr. Santos dedicated his Nobel Peace Prize to the victims of his country’s civil war
  5. Last year’s Peace Prize went to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011

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