Mo Ibrahim launches Africa’s Governance Index, announces leadership prize winner today

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation will launch its fifth Index of African Governance today Monday October 10, 2011 at the City Hall of London, UK.

The Foundation will also announce this year’s Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership as it marks its fifth anniversary.

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation was launched in October 2006 to support good governance and great leadership in Africa.

According to a statement from the Foundation, the index is the most comprehensive collection of qualitative and quantitative data that provides an annual assessment of governance performance in every African country.

The Ibrahim Prize is the largest individual award in the world – worth $5 million over ten years and $200,000 a year for life. The prize, conferred by an independent Prize Committee made up of global figures, is awarded to a former executive head of state or government for demonstrating excellence and exceptional leadership, the statement said.

By Ekow Quandzie

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