Articles tagged 'mo ibrahim'

Namibia's Pohamba wins $5m Mo Ibrahim prize 3 March 2015 WINDHOEK - The outgoing Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba has won the world's most valuable individual award, the Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership. The $5m (£3.2m) award is given each year to an elected leader who governed well, raised living standards and then left office. But ...
Good governance: Solution for Africa 8 October 2014 HARARE - When I first started talking about the potential for investment and business opportunities in Africa some 20 years ago, I found myself an isolated voice. That turned out to be good for me — and the few others who saw, invested, and reaped wonderful rewards from that potential — but no...
Africa needs sound policies 14 April 2014 LONDON - Over the last 20 years, the narrative on the African continent has shifted from Afro-pessimism to Afro-optimism. The truth lies somewhere in between. Now is the time for Afro-realism: for sound policies based on honest data, aimed at delivering results. The potential of our cont...
If Oprah could do it 1 November 2013 HARARE - I first set eyes on Oprah Winfrey on US television on a trip to Seattle, in Washington State in 1987. I had heard of her and seen her on her show. Like everybody else, I thought she was too… She was not exactly the way a TV star ought to look like. Many of her fans called on her...
Zim ratings sad, true reality 23 October 2013 HARARE - The chance to receive a lump sum of $5 million and a further $200 000 a-year for the rest of your life sounds too good to be true. It's more money than most of us will ever see in a lifetime and you would think that eligible candidates would jump at such a prospective golden handshake...
No $5m good governance award for African leader 15 October 2013 HARARE - A foundation that offers a $5 million prize to African leaders that excel in office or step down when they are supposed to has declined to give the award for the third straight year. To win the Mo Ibrahim prize, laureates must be a democratically-elected former African head of State o...
Ibrahim blasts Africa's ageing leaders 26 August 2013 JOHANNESBURG - Sudanese-born billionaire Mo Ibrahim has castigated Africa's ageing leaders for crowding out young blood. The philanthropist said the average age of leaders on the African continent was around 60 years, yet half of the population was under the age of 19. Speaking at a lecture...