Mbeki Named 'African of the Year' for Efforts in Sudan

Former South African president Thabo Mbeki has been named "African of the Year' in recognition of his outstanding leadership as chair of the African Union's High Level Implementation Panel on Sudan (AUHIP). Mbeki has guided the panel's work in helping Sudan and South Sudan reach important agreements on security issues and disputes over oil.

  • Africa:  Mbeki Named 'African of the Year'

    allAfrica.com, 8 November 2012

    Former South African president Thabo Mbeki has been named "African of the Year" for his "persistent and consistent" efforts to avert war between Sudan and South Sudan. read more »

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Former South African president, Thabo Mbeki, chair of the African Union High Level Implementation Panel on Sudan (AUHIP).

  • Africa:  2011 - Jurist Who Backed Democracy in Niger Named 'African of the Year'

    allAfrica.com, 4 December 2011

    Salifou Fatimata Bazeye, a 60-year-old distinguished jurist from Niger, has been chosen as "African of the Year" by Media Trust Limited, publisher of the Daily Trust, Weekly Trust, ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Top NIger Judge to Receive African of Year Award

    Daily Trust, 25 January 2012

    The Daily Trust African of the Year Award dinner is scheduled to hold tonight in Abuja, where this year's winner Mrs. Salifou Fatimata Bazeye will officially receive the award read more »

  • Nigeria:  Bazeye Is Daily Trust African of the Year

    Daily Trust, 5 December 2011

    A distinguished jurist from Niger Republic, Mrs. Salifou Fatimata Bazeye, has been chosen as the Daily Trust African of the Year 2011 read more »

  • Africa:  2008 - DR Congo Doctor Mukwege is African of the Year

    Daily Trust, 14 January 2009

    Fifty-three year old Congolese gynaecologist Dr. Denis Mukwege Mukengere was named last night as the Daily Trust African of the Year 2008 for his devoted work in treating rape ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Daily Trust Award Winner Survives Assassination Bid

    Daily Trust, 1 November 2012

    Daily Trust African of the Year in 2008, Congolese doctor and activist, Dr. Denis Mukwege, survived an assassination attack Thursday evening last evening when four armed men ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Choosing 'African of the Year 2008' Was a Tough Task - Salim

    Daily Trust, 15 January 2009

    The process which led to the selection of the Congolese gynaecologist Dr Denis Mukwege as the Daily Trust African of the Year as well as the selection of the two runners-up was a ... read more »

  • Africa:  Celebrating a Pan-African Activist

    Fahamu, 26 July 2012

    Pan-Africanism is at the heart of the continent's total liberation. Tajudeen, and all other Pan-Africanists, understood that without this, the restoration of the freedom, values ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Media Trust African of The Year Nominee to Be Named January

    Daily Trust, 22 November 2009

    The Advisory Board of the Daily Trust African of the Year award has concluded the screening of candidates, who were shortlisted from a pool of nominees, for the 2009 edition of the ... read more »