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Mugabe Awarded with China’s Version of Nobel Peace Prize



BEIJING, CHINA - AUGUST 26: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (not pictured) during their meeting at the Great Hall of the People (GHOP) on August 26, 2014 in Beijing, China. Mugabe is on a five-day state visit to China. (Photo by Diego Azubel-Pool/Getty Images)

If you asked the opinion of many people, they would tell  you that Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe‘s name isn’t exactly synonymous with peace. However, China holds an opposing viewpoint.

China has awarded Mugabe with its own version of the Nobel Peace Prize – the Confucius Peace Prize.

According to Fox News, the prize committee defended its decision, saying Mugabe has “overcome difficulties of all kinds and has strongly committed himself to constructing his nation’s political and economic order, while strongly supporting pan-Africanism and African independence.”

The report further states:

Mugabe received only 36 of 76 votes, but was awarded the prize following a meeting of the committee’s 13-member review board. Other candidates included Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and South Korean President Park Geun-hye.

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  1. ADA

    October 23, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Nigerians always eating up whatever the western media throws at us. Mugabe is loved by his people despite the western powers quest to frustate him. he is not a saint but I rather have a mugabe than the shamble of a nation we live in. rubbish!

  2. ana

    October 23, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    He is a bunch of all sorts good and bad but we prefer him over civil war, western re-colonization etc. The economy is bad so what? Look anywhere else in our african continent and point out a single country that is not battling poverty, unemployment, civil war or its threat, corruption and so forth. Mugabe was the only man who stood by Gaddafi til his last breath. I am not his fan nor his enemy but Zimbabweans are rational and realistic political thinkers. We complain and sometimes riot but we love our families so much that we prefer to survive in silence. What has violence achieved for our fellow South- Africans, Congolese, Libyans, Tunisians -the list is endless. Is losing your parents or children worth this democracy that we love so much? Which country in Africa has 100 percent democracy? None. We don´t care whether he gets the award or not, what we care about is that we have enough to eat survive on.

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