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November 4th week 2015 current affairs
Author : Amani Resu
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November 4th week 2015 current affairs

1) Abraham Keita:

  • A Liberian teenager, AbrahamKeita was awarded the prestigious International Children`s Peace Prize for his "tireless campaigning" to end violence against minors. Seventeen-year-old Abraham Keita was handed the award by his countrywoman Leymah Gbowee, who in 2011 was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. Liberia is still struggling to get back on its feet after 14 years of civil war, which ended in 2003 leaving some 250,000 people dead.

  • Some 80 percent of the population lives below the poverty level in Liberia which was also hit this year by the deadly outbreak of Ebola in west Africa. In a country where 60 percent of the population is under the age of 25, almost 4,500 children lost one or both parents in the outbreak in which some 5,000 people died.
  • According to a report by the University of Leiden, in the west of the Netherlands, almost half of Liberia`s children have experienced some kind of physical violence and 13 percent of girls have been sexually abused. The International Children`s Peace Prize has been awarded annually since 2005 to a child who "fights courageously for children`s rights." The foundation also invests some 100,000 euros ($108,000) in projects in the winner`s country.

2) Current AffirsFrancesco Ricci Bitti:

  • Association of National Olympic Committees presented the lifetime achievement award to former International Tennis Federation president Francesco Ricci Bitti who served as president for 16 years before standing down last month. This was recognised with the Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement at The ANOC Awards 2015 in Washington D.C. 

 

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