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  1. Congo Nobel laureate doctor Mukwege announces presidency bid

  2. Denis Mukwege, DRC’s Nobel Prize winner, announces presidency …

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    Who is Denis Mukwege?
    He survived an assassination attempt in 2012. [1/4]Democratic Republic of Congo gynaecologist and activist Denis Mukwege, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 for his nearly two decade fight against sexual violence, stands wrapped with national flag after he announced his candidacy for the December 2023 presidential election at Fatima Parish...
    www.reuters.com/world/africa/congo-nobel-laureate-doct…
    What is Dr Mukwege doing in DR Congo?
    Although he is new to politics, Dr Mukwege has often advocated on the world stage for peace in DR Congo. Just last year, he called for United Nations sanctions against Rwanda for its alleged support of the M23 rebel movement in eastern DR Congo, whose resurgence has led to bloody clashes and displaced hundreds of thousands.
    What did Dr Mukwege say about the Nobel Prize?
    Dr Mukwege told the Nobel committee he was in the operating theatre when the news of the prize came through. Crowds gathered at the hospital, cheering and ululating to celebrate. Although he is new to politics, Dr Mukwege has often advocated on the world stage for peace in DR Congo.
    Will Mukwege run against Tshisekedi?
    "You have healed many women and today we are asking you to heal this country too," said supporter Justine Mafu as she awaited Mukwege's announcement. Mukwege will be running against President Felix Tshisekedi, whose first term was mired by economic hardship, epidemics and worsening insecurity in the east.
    www.reuters.com/world/africa/congo-nobel-laureate-doct…