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East Timor Swears-in Nobel Winner as President

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Former Independence fighter and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Jose Ramos-Horta has been sworn-in as President of East Timor ahead of celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of Independence of the Country.

Ramos-Horta, who led the resistance during Indonesia’s occupation, called for national reconciliation and unity as he took the oath of office on Thursday.

The new President pledged to reduce poverty, improve health services for mothers and children, and promote a dialogue to restore political stability.

Written by: Helen Obih

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