Nobel Peace laureate Hume passes away

Belfast, August 3

John Hume, a Roman Catholic architect of Northern Ireland’s Good Friday peace settlement who gained the Nobel Peace Prize for his position in ending 30 years of sectarian violence, died on Monday on the age of 83, his SDLP get together stated.

Hume, who’s credited with kick-starting peace negotiations within the British area, shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998 with Northern Ireland’s then first minister, David Trimble of the Protestant Ulster Unionist Party.

Hume died in a care residence in his native Londonderry within the early hours of Monday morning, his household stated in an announcement.

“The death of John Hume represents the loss of 20th century Ireland’s most significant and consequential political figure,” SDLP chief Colum Eastwood stated in an announcement. — Reuters

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