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Obama awarded 2009 Nobel Peace Prize

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  1. Kitia

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    Latest news: Obama wins Nobel Peace prize.

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    OSLO - President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in a stunning decision designed to encourage his initiatives to reduce nuclear arms, ease tensions with the Muslim world and stress diplomacy and cooperation rather than unilateralism.

    Many observers were shocked by the unexpected choice so early in the Obama presidency, which began less than two weeks before the Feb. 1 nomination deadline and has yet to yield concrete achievements in peacemaking.

    Some around the world objected to the choice of Obama, who still oversees wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and has launched deadly counter-terror strikes in Pakistan and Somalia.

    The Norwegian Nobel Committee countered that it was trying "to promote what he stands for and the positive processes that have started now." It lauded the change in global mood wrought by Obama's calls for peace and cooperation, and praised his pledges to reduce the world stock of nuclear arms, ease American conflicts with Muslim nations and strengthen the U.S. role in combating climate change.

    The peace prize was created partly to encourage ongoing peace efforts but Obama's efforts are at far earlier stages than past winners'. The Nobel committee acknowledged that they may not bear fruit at all.

    "He got the prize because he has been able to change the international climate," Nobel Committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland said. "Some people say, and I understand it, isn't it premature? Too early? Well, I'd say then that it could be too late to respond three years from now. It is now that we have the opportunity to respond – all of us."

    The selection to some extent reflects a trans-Atlantic divergence on Obama. In Europe and much of the world he is lionized for bringing the United States closer to mainstream global thinking on issues like climate change and multilateralism. At home, the picture is more complicated. As president, Obama is often criticized as he attempts to carry out his agenda – drawing fire over a host of issues from government spending to health care to the conduct of the war in Afghanistan.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/09/obama-wins-nobel-peace-pr_n_314907.html
     
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    Source plz...
     
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    and..on what achievement has he won such a prize?Weka kitu inayojisupport kaka...au bado unabofyabofya!
     
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    BBC worldnews.
     
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    impossible
     
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    I have nothing against Obama,
    Lakini hii peace prize naona kama watakuwa wamekosea kidogo, jamaa vitu vyake vingi bado viko kwenye papers hajaachive kitu bado, bado yuko kwenye mazungumzo na mijadala sasa hii nobel peace prize ya nini, time was not right.

    MJ
     
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    Sasa unakataa nini, waandikie waandaaji wa Nobel Peace Prize.


    MJ
     
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    cnn breaking news
     
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    U.S. President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his calls to reduce the world's stockpile of nuclear weapons and working for world peace.

    The first African American to hold the country's highest office, Obama has called for disarmament and worked to restart the stalled Middle East peace process since taking office in January.

    The prize worth 10 million Swedish crowns ($1.4 million) will be handed over in Oslo on December 10.

    Source: Reuters
     
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    amependelewa tu!aliahidi mambo mengi sana,lakini bila bila
     
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    hata kwao ''ujaluoni'' hataki kwenda
     
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    US President Barack Obama has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.
    The Nobel Committee said he was awarded it for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples".
    The committee highlighted Mr Obama's efforts to strengthen international bodies and promote nuclear disarmament.
    There were a record 205 nominations for this year's prize. Zimbabwe's prime minister and a Chinese dissident had been among the favourites.
    The laureate - chosen by a five-member committee - wins a gold medal, a diploma and 10m Swedish kronor ($1.4m).
    "Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future," the Norwegian committee said as the prize was announced.
    "His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world's population."

    Source: BBC
     
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    ok...sasa at least kwa evidence hii inakubalika.Basi kama wameona anafaa acha apewe... tusihoji mambo kiswahiliswahili zaidi!
     
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    amependelewa mkuu!
    hii inamfaa tutu
     
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    michuzi bado hajaishtukia hii!
    hahahahah
     
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    wanasema sababu ya msingi ni:

    FOR HIS CALLS TO REDUCE THE WORLD'S STOCKPILE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND WORKING FOR WORLD PEACE
     
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    The prize, worth 10 million Swedish crowns (£900,000), will be handed over in Oslo on December 10.
     
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    By KARL RITTER and MATT MOORE, Associated Press Writers – 1 min ago
    OSLO – President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples," the Norwegian Nobel Committee said, citing his outreach to the Muslim world and attempts to curb nuclear proliferation.
    The stunning choice made Obama the third sitting U.S. president to win the Nobel Peace Prize and shocked Nobel observers because Obama took office less than two weeks before the Feb. 1 nomination deadline. Obama's name had been mentioned in speculation before the award but many Nobel watchers believed it was too early to award the president.
    "Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future," the committee said. "His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world's population."
    The committee said it attached special importance to Obama's vision of, and work for, a world without nuclear weapons.
    "Obama has as president created a new climate in international politics. Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that the United Nations and other international institutions can play," the committee said.
    Theodore Roosevelt won the award in 1906 and Woodrow Wilson won in 1919. Former President Jimmy Carter won the award in 2002, while former Vice President Al Gore shared the 2007 prize with the U.N. panel on climate change.
    The Nobel committee received a record 205 nominations for this year's prize.
    In his 1895 will, Alfred Nobel stipulated that the peace prize should go "to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between the nations and the abolition or reduction of standing armies and the formation and spreading of peace congresses."
    Unlike the other Nobel Prizes, which are awarded by Swedish institutions, he said the peace prize should be given out by a five-member committee elected by the Norwegian Parliament. Sweden and Norway were united under the same crown at the time of Nobel's death.
    The committee has taken a wide interpretation of Nobel's guidelines, expanding the prize beyond peace mediation to include efforts to combat poverty, disease and climate change.
     
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    There is only one reason for Obama to get Nobel Prize the same reason Mandela got it instead of Nyerere. he is holding the highest position in his country and he does not hold grudge against the people who called him a slave. Same thing to Mandela !
     
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