Nobel Peace Prize losing some of its prestige?

2012-12-07 10:58

Described as the most prestigious award in the world, the Nobel Peace Prize risks losing some of its lustre because unexpected and controversial choices of late.

Yemen Nobel laureate gets death threat

2012-02-17 16:02

Yemeni Nobel Peace laureate Tawakkul Karman has received a death threat from Muslim militants for alleged blasphemy, a report says.

Women's empowerment on Peace Prize stage

2011-12-08 13:36

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, “peace warrior” Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni activist Tawakkol Karman will receive their Nobel Peace Prize this weekend.

40 hurt in Nobel prize celebration

2011-10-10 11:52

Forty women have been wounded in Yemen's second largest city after regime supporters attacked an all-female street celebration of the Nobel Peace prize win of Tawakul Karman, medical officials say.

Gbowee seeking absolute peace in Africa

2011-10-08 17:30

Nobel peace prize joint winner Leymah Gbowee says it is her goal to seek absolute peace in Africa and the world.

Sirleaf deserves Nobel Prize - Tutu

2011-10-07 22:13

SA's Desmond Tutu has praised Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's joint award of the Nobel Peace Prize, which he won in 1984, saying she deserved it "many times over" for bringing stability to Liberia.

Liberia's Gbowee sowed peace

2011-10-07 18:29

Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee, joint winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize on led women to defy feared warlords and pushed men toward peace during one of Africa's bloodiest wars.

Nobel winner's NGO says award a major boost

2011-10-07 13:30

The NGO founded by Leymah Gbowee, the Liberian who has been awarded a share of the Nobel peace prize says the recognition would provide a huge boost to the women's movement.


Nobel laureate Gbowee slams Sirleaf

2012-10-08 17:39

Leymah Gbowee, the social worker who won last year's Nobel Peace Prize with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has publicly disowned her co-laureate for failing to fight graft and nepotism.

Gbowee launches peace foundation

2012-02-06 22:23

Joint Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee has launched a peace foundation in Liberia aimed at lifting young girls out of social squalor and giving them life skills.

Gbowee in tears over Liberia violence

2011-11-08 15:46

Joint Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee says she cried all night following eve-of-election clashes that left four opposition demonstrators dead but said Liberians face a defining moment.

Liberia election campaign ends

2011-10-10 09:47

Liberia has marked the end of campaigning ahead of an election which will test the nation’s fragile peace eight years after the end of a bloody civil war.

Liberian election rival slams Nobel award

2011-10-08 15:14

A Liberian presidential candidate has slammed the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as unacceptable and "provocative".

UN leader praises Nobel winners

2011-10-07 20:08

UN leader Ban Ki-moon has been quick to praise the three women who won the Nobel Peace Prize in marked contrast to his reluctance to mention the Chinese dissident who won last year.

Nobel Committee: Women vital for peace

2011-10-07 16:01

As it awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to a trio of women, the Nobel Committee declared that democracy and peace cannot be achieved unless women get the same opportunities as men.

Trio honoured for women's rights work

2011-10-07 11:34

The Norwegian Nobel Committee says it decided to give the Nobel Peace Prize to Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen for their work on women’s rights.

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