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Mo Ibrahim

Mo and the Movement: Reflections on the Third Annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights

Amol Mehra | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Amol Mehra

Dr. Ibrahim (let's just agree to call him Mo) opened the discussions with a charge: we all have accountability over the agenda of promoting human rights in business practice. Mo urged attendees to use the three days to move the needle.

Back to the Future: Africa's Mobile Revolution Should Inspire Rural Energy Solutions

Darius Mans | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact
Darius Mans

Access to power is a principal bottleneck to growth in Africa. Six hundred million Africans lack access to a power grid.

Rules and Tools for Africa's Growth

Jacqueline Muna Musiitwa | Posted 01.24.2014 | Business
Jacqueline Muna Musiitwa

The success of Africa's integration will be based on the full cooperation between political leaders, citizens and a unified mission for sustainable and inclusive growth for all. The laws and regulations are increasingly in place, now action is left to the people.

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 ...

A Culture of Impunity -- for Whom?

Carl Pope | Posted 11.30.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

We cheerfully allow domineering corporations, which are not in fact living human beings, the kind of bailout that outrages us when we reward flesh-and-blood tyrants with the same privilege -- impunity for the damages they cause to others.

Business Leaders Aim To Build A Better Version Of Capitalism

Posted 06.13.2013 | Impact

Sir Richard Branson, founder and chairman of Virgin Group, and Jochen Zeitz, chairman of Puma, launched a nonprofit group called The B Team on Thursda...

Mo Ibrahim, Africa's Bill Gates: Africa's Moment Has Come, and We Shouldn't Waste It

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 01.27.2013 | World
Elisabeth Braw

Mobile phones are transforming Africa. Mo Ibrahim is the man who brought them there.

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...

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.

Alex Wagner

Mo Ibrahim: Building A Better Africa

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Wagner | Posted 06.28.2011 | Impact

Contemporary Africa is the recipient of a fair share of concern and hand-wringing in the West. Problems such as poverty, illness and human rights viol...

Encouraging Leaders to Do the Right Thing

Nicholas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas van Praag

Mechanisms to recognize or reward good leadership are few and far between. Yet leaders are human and, unless they are beyond redemption, they are more likely to respond to recognition and rewards than sanctions and reprimands.