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/ 22 October 2007

Chissano wins $5m African leadership prize

Former Mozambique president Joachim Chissano won a new -million prize for African leadership on Monday and was hailed as ”a powerful voice for Africa on the international stage”. Former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan chaired the committee that selected the inaugural award by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

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/ 25 September 2007

SA placed fifth on latest African governance index

South Africa is placed fifth on the latest Mo Ibrahim Foundation Index of African Governance with a score of 71,2 while top-ranking Mauritius scored 86,2. The index rated the performance of 48 nations against a series of criteria including security, human rights, economic stability, just laws, free elections, corruption, infrastructure, poverty and health.