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Uganda’s First Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

Alyssa Klein | Okay Africa   in  · ·
February 20, 2015

On Tuesday, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) nominated Ugandan lawyer and grassroots activist Victor Ochen and his African Youth Initiative Network for the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. Ochen’s nomination marks the first time a Ugandan has been nominated for the award, which is one of the five Nobel Prize categories awarded by the Norwegian Nobel Committee annually (with a few exceptions) since 1901. At 33, Ochen is also the youngest African to be nominated.

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