Three Africans, IMF Boss for 2012 Chatham House Prize

Christine Lagarde - MD of IMF

The Chatham House Prize 2012 has been announced and three Africans made it to the nomination lists which include the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Ms Christine Lagarde.

We’re pleased to announce the nominees for the Chatham House Prize 2012, said the think-tank group March 21, 2012 in a statement.

“They are Archbishop Deng, South Sudan; Sheikh Rachid Ghannouchi, Head of the Ennahda movement, Tunisia; Dr Moncef Marzouki, President of Tunisia; Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund and Jonas Gahr Støre, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway,” the statement said.

Chatham House said its members ‘can now vote for the winner online’ adding that voting closes at 17.00 BST on Wednesday April 4, 2012.

The winner will be announced later this year and an award ceremony will take place in the autumn, it indicated.

The prize is awarded to the statesperson deemed to have made the most significant contribution to the improvement of international relations in the previous year.

The winner will receive a crystal award and a scroll signed by the House’s patron, Her Majesty the Queen of England.

Ghana’s former President John A. Kufuor won the prize in 2008.

By Ekow Quandzie

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