Bigombe Receives 'Napoleon Award'


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capsule geneva; color: #222222;”>Bigombe was a peace broker during the talks between rebel LRA and the Uganda government.

The Legion of Honour was established as a national award by Emperor Napoleon I in 1802.

It is bestowed upon people from all walks of life, both French and foreign nationals, who have made outstanding achievements in various fields: Heads of State and Government, civil society activists, military officers, intellectuals, sports, entertainment etc.

The decoration has five different grades: Chevalier (Knight), Officier (Officer), Commandeur (Commander), Grand Officier (Grand Officer) and Grand Croix (Grand Cross).

According to Alfred Onek, Press and Communication Attaché at the French Embassy, Bigombe was on Tuesday honoured with the insignias of knight of the order of the Legion of Honour for her commendable efforts, “as member of government and activist, in peace building, promotion of dialogue, advocacy for the rights of women and children in conflict and post conflict situations, environmental protection.”

Some of the high profile individuals who have accepted the award include Giorgio Napolitano, President of Italy (2012), Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President Liberia, (2012), Émile Lahoud, President of Lebanon (2001) and Charles, Prince of Wales (1982).


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