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Mo Ibrahim Foundation

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.

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...