Ibrahim Defenders Come Out Swinging


AllAfrica's Mantsadi Sepheka reports on an open letter issued by Sudanese-born telecoms pioneer Mo Ibrahim, and on an exclusive interview with former foundation board member - and South African businesswoman - Mamphela Ramphele.

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AUDIO: Foundation Defends 'Non-Award' of Leadership Prize

The founder and a former leader of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation - the non-governmental body set up to promote good governance in Africa - have both come ... see more »

  • Africa:  Prize Committee Will Not Cheapen Award, Says Ibrahim

    Mo Ibrahim Foundation, 21 October 2012

    This year, my Foundation withheld our Leadership Award for the third time in six years. This prompted much hand-wringing over the state of Africa and in particular the futility of ... read more »

  • Africa:  The Mo Ibrahim Foundation - Investing in Leadership

    ThinkAfricaPress, 25 October 2012

    Leaders must be courageous in carving new political narratives that are socially inclusive, sustainable and people-centred. read more »

  • Africa:  Mo Ibrahim's Leadership Report Rings True for African MDGs Too

    Africa Progress Panel, 24 October 2012

    "Excellence is not a relative concept and we refuse to embrace a lower standard," wrote Mo Ibrahim to explain why his foundation withheld this year its prestigious Leadership ... read more »

  • Africa:  Is the Mo Ibrahim Prize Worth It?

    ThinkAfricaPress, 24 October 2012

    Last week, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation announced that they would, once again, not be awarding their annual Prize for Achievement in African Leadership for 2012. The prize, awarded to ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Still On Mo Ibrahim Awards

    Daily Trust, 21 October 2012

    Who the hell is Mo Ibrahim? Where is he? And who made him a judge or ruler over us? Has he listened to the BBC World Service documentary, which recently praised to high heavens, ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Dearth of Leadership in Africa

    Vanguard, 26 October 2012

    THE Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership — the world’s biggest individual prize — was not awarded for a third time in four years as no suitable ... read more »

  • Africa:  Should Mo Ibrahim Award Prizes to Countries, Not Leaders?

    African Arguments, 16 October 2012

    This year's launch of the Mo Ibrahim Index on Governance and the Mo Ibrahim Prize for leadership was full of signs and signals. read more »

  • Africa:  Judges Decline to Award Top Prize Again

    Mo Ibrahim Foundation, 15 October 2012

    The Prize Committee of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation met in London yesterday to conclude its deliberations on the 2012 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership. Following ... read more »

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