Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was on 22 October 2015 awarded with the 2015 Confucius Peace Prize by China supposedly injecting fresh energy into the global quest for harmony. The Prize is named as Chinese likeness the Nobel Peace Prize.

He was awarded for conquering various challenges and for adding to building the government, economy and order in the nation while keeping on working at 91 years old effectively for African peace.

Mugabe is the founding leader of Zimbabwe and has ruled the nation since it picked up autonomy in 1980 from United Kingdom. He was chosen as Prime Minister in 1980 and served in that office till 1987. He turned into Zimbabwe’s first President in December 1987 and from that point forward he is serving in the office.

In January 2015, he was named as Chairman of African Union (AU). In any case, in his 35 years of grip on power, he has frequently been seen gotten in contentions. He has been censured over claims of debasement and his poor record on human rights. He is additionally rebuked for a series of massacres in the 1980s and 1990s in which tens of thousands of civilians and opposition soldiers were killed.

About Confucius Peace Prize

• The prize was set up in 2010 by China’s Communist Government after it was maddened by Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to detained Chinese dissenter Liu Xiaobo.

• It is gave for advancement of world peace from the 21st-century interpretation of Confucianism i.e. universal harmony in the world.
• The prize accompanies an honor of 500000 Yuan and a gold trophy of ancient Chinese philosopher whose name it takes.

• Previous Recipients of the honor are Vladimir Putin (2011), Kofi Annan and Yuan Longping (2012) and Fidel Castro (2014).

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