The Norwegian Nobel Committee has thrown some curveballs over the past decade, with prizes for Barack Obama in 2009 and the European Union in 2012, but this year’s award to President Juan Manuel Santos for his work to end the long-running conflict in Colombia, just days after voters narrowly rejected the peace agreement he had negotiated, is still a head-scratcher.
Santos had been a front-runner for the award for the landmark peace deal, but the committee’s final decision isn’t made until October and Nobel-watchers generally assumed that the failed referendum had knocked him out of the running.
Efforts by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos to end five decades of war in his country were recognised with the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. The award came despite voters' shock rejection of the terms of a historic deal he reac...
The Nobel committee in Norway awards Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos the coveted Peace Prize days after the Colombian people rejected his deal in a referendum.
OSLO, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in a surprise after Colombians voted “No” to an agreement he signed with Marxist rebels to end 52 years of war. Santos has promi...
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has won the Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded Santos "for his resolute efforts to bring the country's more than 50-year-long civil war to an end."