Denis Mukwege from Congo and Nadia Murad from Iraq have been named as the 2018 Nobel Peace prize winners
The award was announced on
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Denis Mukwege is a Congolese gynecologist who owns and works win the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu in the democratic Republic of
He has treated thousands of women who were victims of gang wartime rape since the Second Congo War, some of them more than once, performing up to ten surgeries a day during his 18-hour working days.
The two were selected out of a
The 2018 prize is worth nine million Swedish kronor (£760,000).
The Nobel Prize is considered the most prestigious award in the world.
Prize-winning discoveries include X-rays, radioactivity and penicillin. Peace Laureates include Nelson Mandela and the 14th Dalai Lama.
Nobel Laureates in Literature, including Gabriel García Márquez and Doris Lessing, have thrilled readers with works such as One Hundred Years of Solitude and The Grass is Singing.
Each year, thousands of members of academies, university professors, scientists, previous Nobel Laureates and members of parliamentary assemblies and others, are asked to submit candidates for the Nobel Prizes for the coming year.
The nominators are chosen in such a way that as many countries and universities as possible are represented over time.
After receiving all nominations, the Nobel Committees of the four