August 5, 2020

Nobel laureate John Hume laid to rest in N.Ireland

Londonderry (United Kingdom) (AFP) – British and Irish politicians gathered in Londonderry on Wednesday for the funeral of John Hume, whose tireless efforts to bridge sectarian divides in Northern Ireland won him the Nobel Peace Prize.Hume’s death on Monday aged 83 sparked tributes from across the world.He was an architect of the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement, which largely ended three decades of violence that killed 3,500 people.Northern Ireland’s first minister and deputy first minister, Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill, were expected to attend the mass in Hume’s home town, along with I…


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