Mo Ibrahim Prize for Excellence in African leadership 2017 awarded to former Cape Verde President

November 21, 2017

Mauritius the best governed country in Africa-Mo Ibrahim

Mauritius for the fifth year in a row, finished top of the Ibrahim index of African Governance. The Index, by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, supports good governance and leadership in Africa. The four categories of governance as assessed by the Index are: Safety & Rule of Law, Participation & Human Rights, Sustainable Economic Opportunity and Human Development. Somalia was at the bottom of the table.

This year’s Ibrahim Prize for Excellence in African leadership (2017) was awarded to former Cape Verde President Pedro Verona Pires. The prize is awarded to a democratically elected former African head of state that has served their term in office within the limits set by the country’s constitution, has left office in the last three years, and has demonstrated excellence in office. The winner of the award receives US$5 million over 10 years and $200,000 annually for life thereafter. For more the award see: http://www.trueheroesfilms.org/thedigest/awards/ibrahim-prize-for-achievement-in-african-leadership

http://www.africanews.com/2017/11/20/mauritius-the-best-governed-country-in-africa-mo-ibrahim/

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