Liberia`s Johnson Sirleaf Wins 2017 MO Ibrahim Prize

| Updated Feb 12, 2018 at 10:30am

 

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf joins Hifikepunye Pohamba of Namibia (2014), Pedro Pires of Cabo Verde (2011), Festus Mogae of Botswana (2008) and Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique (2007) as an Ibrahim Prize Laureate.Nelson Mandela was made the inaugural Honorary Laureate in 2007.

 

Liberia's former President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has won the five million dollar Mo Ibrahim prize for African Leadership.

Mrs Sirleaf, who stepped down last month (January 2018), became Africa's first elected female President in 2006.

She was praised for her work in rebuilding the nation after civil war and leading a process of reconciliation.

The prize committee admitted that while Mrs Sirleaf was accused of tolerating corruption, she had shown exceptional leadership in difficult circumstances.

It added that Liberia is the only country out of 54 to improve in every category and sub-category of the Ibrahim Index of African Governance.

SOURCE: BBC NEWS

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf joins Hifikepunye Pohamba of Namibia (2014), Pedro Pires of Cabo Verde (2011), Festus Mogae of Botswana (2008) and Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique (2007) as an Ibrahim Prize Laureate.Nelson Mandela was made the inaugural Honorary Laureate in 2007.



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