Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Advertisement

Liberia’s Sirleaf wins Mo Ibrahim leadership award — first female recipient

Liberia’s Sirleaf wins Mo Ibrahim leadership award — first female recipient
February 12
10:52 2018
Advertisement

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former Liberian president, has been announced the winner of the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership.

She is the first woman to win the award.

Sirleaf, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011, became president in 2006 and was re-elected for a second term in 2011.

“Ellen Johnson Sirleaf took the helm of Liberia when it was completely destroyed by civil war and led a process of reconciliation that focused on building a nation and its democratic institutions,” Salim Ahmed Salim, chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s prize committee, said.

The foundation said Liberia was the only country out of 54 to improve in every category and sub-category of the foundation’s index of African governance since 2006.

Categories include safety and rule of law, participation and human rights, sustainable economic opportunity, and human development.

Sudanese-British businessman Ibrahim said he was delighted Johnson-Sirleaf had become the foundation’s first female laureate.

“In very difficult circumstances, she helped guide her nation towards a peaceful and democratic future, paving the way for her successor to follow,” he said.

Johnson-Sirleaf left office in 2017 and was replaced by George Weah, a former footballer.

Winners of the Mo Ibrahim prize receive $5 million over 10 years and $200,000 annually for the rest of their lives.

Nelson Mandela became an honorary recipient of the award in 2007.

In some years, the award, which was launched in 2006, has not been awarded as no candidate was considered good enough.

RECEIVE ALERTS FROM THECABLE

BBM CHANNEL C0038F78B
WHATSAPP 08113975334
TWITTER @thecableng
Copyright 2018 TheCable. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.thecable.ng as the source.
Tags
Advertisement

Social Comments

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

Let me tell You a sad story ! There are no comments yet, but You can be first one to comment this article.

Write a comment

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published.
Required fields are marked *

*

Advertisement
Advertisement

Exchange Rates

August 06, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK360.45480.18420.32
LAGOS360485425
KANO361483423
PH362482423
ABUJA362481423
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement