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ISS: Is Ellen Johnson Sirleaf a worthy Ibrahim Prize winner?

Finally, after a three-year drought, the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership has a winner: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa's first-ever female...

No winners for ‘outstanding African leadership’ prize

Organisers of a $5-million prize for former African leaders which aims to shine a spotlight on democracy and outstanding leadership again failed...

No progress in governance across Africa: Ibrahim survey

Progress in governance across Africa has stalled since 2011, with deteriorating safety and lack of economic opportunity overshadowing any gains made on...

Outgoing Namibian president wins $5 mln Africa leadership prize

Namibia's outgoing president, Hifikepunye Pohamba, has won the Mo Ibrahim Foundation's $5 million African leadership prize, an award meant to recognise good...

ISS: Mo Ibrahim finds that African governance is improving too slowly

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has become more famous for the award – or, more usually, the non-award – of its US$5 million...

Africa’s dearth of leadership excellence

As the world focused on the African Union's extraordinary session on the International Criminal Court (ICC), little attention was accorded the announcement...

SA 5th in Mo index

South Africa ranked fifth overall in the 2011 Ibrahim Index of governance quality in Africa, but fared poorly in the area of...


SANDF missing the communication target

Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...