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April 5, 2018

Botswana
Bucking Authoritarian Trend, Botswana Welcomes Its Fifth New President

Botswana inaugurated its fifth president, Mokgweetsi Masisi, on April 1 after President Ian Khama stepped down the day before.

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February 16, 2018

Liberia
Liberia’s Johnson-Sirleaf Awarded the Mo Ibrahim Prize for African Leadership

The foundation’s prize committee stated that Sirleaf had shown exceptional leadership, and noted that Liberia was the only African country out of fifty-four to improve in every category of its Index of African Governance.

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March 10, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Yet Again, No Mo Ibrahim Prize Awarded

In February, the Ibrahim foundation announced that, yet again, it would not be awarding it’s famed Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership. Mo Ibrahim, a British-Sudanese telecom billiona…

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November 4, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
A Review of Stephen Ellis’ "This Present Darkness"

This is a guest post by Tyler Lycan. Tyler is an intern for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program, he recently obtained his Masters in International Security Studies from the Univer…

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October 10, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Mo Ibrahim on Africa’s Growth

Earlier this week, we hosted Mo Ibrahim, the global telecom magnate and founder and chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, at the Council on Foreign Relations. Ibrahim spoke intelligently about Africa’s…

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October 10, 2006

Development
Diamonds for Development

Watch Botswana President Festus G. Mogae discuss how diamond production has shaped the country's economy and development.

June 30, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s Indictment of African Presidential Leadership

In 2016, once again, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has found no retiring African leader qualified for the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African leadership. Mo Ibrahim, a British-Sudanese telecom billi…

Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s Indictment of African Presidential Leadership

April 20, 2016

Namibia
Hage Geingob on Namibia's Future

Hage Geingob discusses development goals and strategies for the future of Namibia, and provides his perspective on the nation's influence in the African region.

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March 4, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Namibia’s President Wins Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership

The 2014 Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership has been awarded to the Namibian president, Hifikepunye Pohamba. He is set to leave office later this month. Mo Ibrahim, British-Sudane…

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October 16, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
No Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership this Year–Again

The Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership is awarded to a democratically-elected African chief of state who pursues good governance and then leaves office according to the constituti…

Sudanese-born telecommunications entrepreneur Mo Ibrahim listens during a conference promoting good governance in Africa, in Tanzania's capital Dar es Salaam 15/11/2009.