THE WORKS OF AFRICAN NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNERS AS TEMPLATE FOR SUSTAINABLE PEACE IN AFRICA

Authors

  • Frederick Omoyoma Odorige National University of Public Service Hungary

Keywords:

Nobel peace prize, African winners, template, peace, AU

Abstract

Since the establishment of the Nobel Prize in 1901, the prize has been awarded 104 times to 141 laureates between 1901 and 2023. This number is made up of 111 individuals and 30 organizations. Thirty Africans have won the Nobel prize as of 2021. In that number, 14 of them have won the Peace Prize for 12 times as of 2024. This number is significant because it clearly reflects a continent in need of peace. It shows the efforts made by individuals and groups of persons towards addressing issues and conflicts peculiar to their environments. However, little or no scholarly work has been done to harness the works of African Nobel peace prize winners with a view to applying them as a template for achieving continental peace. It is this gap that this research sets out to fill. It identifies and examines the activities of the peace winners and holistically apply them as models needed to ensure and promote peace in the African continent. In so doing, it proffers recommendations on new actions that countries and the African Union could employ towards realizing its goals and objectives in a contemporary setting. Amongst others, it recommends the encouragement of the use of nonviolence and peaceful civil disobedience during political tensions; using negotiation as tools for reconciliation and that threats of the use of nuclear power as a medium of combat must be fully sanctioned. These models could be taught in schools, institutionalized as government and non governmental policies or supported as national projects.

Author Biography

Frederick Omoyoma Odorige, National University of Public Service Hungary

Doctoral School of Military Sciences,
National University of Public Service Hungary

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Published

2024-04-08

How to Cite

Odorige, F. O. (2024). THE WORKS OF AFRICAN NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNERS AS TEMPLATE FOR SUSTAINABLE PEACE IN AFRICA. Journal of Political Discourse, 2(1 (2), 162–172. Retrieved from https://jopd.com.ng/index.php/jopdz/article/view/121