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Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Africa's New Generation of Young Leaders

David Weiss | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
David Weiss

While the Mo Ibrahim Foundation announcement conveys a bleak message about some aspects of Africa's politics, there is great reason for optimism in that continent.

Is South Africa Losing the Battle?

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Jayaseelan Naidoo

We are the not the case of exceptionalism we once were. Nor are we the model of good governance.

Once Again, No African Leader Wins $5M Good Governance Award

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 10.14.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya -- NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Accountability on the African continent did not have a good 48 hours. On Sunday, the continental body, the ...

No Winner For $5m African Leadership Award, Again

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 12.15.2012 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya -- It's the biggest cash prize available to former leaders of African countries, and no one was worthy this year – again. The Mo...

Billionaire Awards Desmond Tutu $1 Million For "Speaking Truth To Power"

AP | Posted 10.04.2012 | Impact

JOHANNESBURG -- A billionaire's foundation says it will give anti-apartheid hero Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa an award for "speaking truth ...

Will the Mo Ibrahim Foundation Ever Choose an African Woman?

Atim Oton | Posted 12.14.2011 | Black Voices
Atim Oton

This week, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation selected yet another male African leader for its Ibrahim Prize. I was rooting for them to have some radical imagination and give the prize to the women of Rwanda; and I was disappointed.

Peter Buffett and Angelique Kidjo Release Single to Support Girls in Africa

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I have been trying to interview Emmy Award-winning composer/philanthropist Peter Buffett for two years. I wrote about Grammy Award-winning UNICEF G...