Colombian President, Manuel Santos, wins 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

Photo credit: oronegro.mx
Photo credit: oronegro.mx

Colombia’s President Juan Manual Santos has been awarded the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.

Mr. Santos was given the award for his efforts in ending the 50-year-old conflict between the Colombian government and FARC rebels.

Mr. Santos was picked out of 360 nominees.

The announcement was made by the chair of the selection committee, Kaci Kullman Five, in Norway.

The Nobel committee also gave recognition to the people of Colombia.


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  • I dey hear

    WHEN WILL GENERAL OLUSEGUN OBASANJO WIN ANYTHING NOBEL IN HIS LIFE?

    HE IS ALWAYS BOASTING OF BEING SOMEBODY IN INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY.

    NO RESPONSIBLE ORGANIZATION EVER GAVE OLUSEGUN OBASANJO ANY PRIZE.

  • Hah!

    May peace be with the peace makers. How I wish it a Nigerian that is considered.

  • Penticost

    Colombia or Columbia???????????????????????

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  • Fadama

    Does it mean our own former President, GEJ was not nominated for the prize or the panel didn’t deem him fit to be the winner? After all, he conceded defeat and hence a hero according to his supporters.