DRCongo disappointed as rape clinic doctor misses out on Nobel
KINSHASA (AFP) - Hopes that pioneering Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege would finally win the Nobel Peace Prize were dashed on Friday, provoking disappointment and frustration at the rape victims' hospital he founded.
Expectations in the Democratic Republic of Congo had been high in the run-up, with Dr Mukwege second favourite behind teenage Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai in the betting odds.
"It's really disappointing," said Ephrem Bisimwa, the hospital's public relations manager in Panzi near Bukavu, the chief town in the unstable South Kivu province.
Dr Mukwege has set up a hospital and foundation to help the tens of thousands of women raped by local and foreign militiamen, as well as regular soldiers in the army.