Colombian President Santos wins Nobel Peace Prize

2016-10-07 11:26
Juan Manuel Santos (AP)

Juan Manuel Santos (AP)

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Oslo - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to end a civil war that killed more than 200 000 Colombians.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee said the award should also be seen "as a tribute to the Colombian people who, despite great hardships and abuses, have not given up hope of a just peace, and to all the parties who have contributed to the peace process.

It did not cite his counterpart in peace negotiations, Rodrigo Londono, the leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

Santos and Londono signed a peace deal last month ending a half-century of hostilities only to see their efforts collapse following a shock vote against the agreement in a referendum six days later.

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