For nearly a decade, rumors have swirled of Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege's nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize. Of course, this has never been confirmed because of the committee's highly-secretive selection process.
But having dedicated his life to fixing the broken bodies of brutalized and violated women in the Democratic Republic of Congo, he has certainly always been a strong contender. Yet each year, another name was announced -- until now.
Finally, Mukwege was jointly awarded the 2018 prize with Iraqi rights activist Nadia Murad.
Through his Panzi Hospital, Mukwege has earned the nickname "the man who mends women" after treating thousands of survivors of rape and sexual violence, which has been used as a weapon of war since the conflict begain in the east of the DRC in 1995.
Our live updates are now drawing to a close but read CNN's profile of the work Mukwege has doggedly continued amid threats to his life and those of his family in a nation been ripped apart by war.