Liberian, Yemeni women Win Nobel Peace Prize

The award will be seen as a strong signal in favour of the empowerment of women, especially in the developing world.

This is the first time in seven years that women have won the award.

The head of the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced the winner of the $1.5 million prize.

Faced with a host of nominations each year to benefit from the bequest left by the Swedish inventor of dynamite, Alfred Nobel, the five Norwegian committee members, appointed by the parliament in Oslo, generally tend to seek diversity from year to year in the characteristics of the peace prize winner.