Sunday, November 18, 2018

Tag "Mo Ibrahim"

    REVEALED: 32 African countries better-governed than Nigeria

REVEALED: 32 African countries better-governed than Nigeria

Thirty-two countries in Africa have better overall governance than Nigeria, the 2018 Mo Ibrahim Index of African governance has revealed.The report, which was unveiled on Monday, showed that Nigeria ranks 34 out of 54 countries on the continent when it comes to governance over the past 10 years -- and well below the African average.According to the index, which measured human [...]

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    LADOL’s Jadesimi joins Okonjo-Iweala to boost Africa’s growth

LADOL’s Jadesimi joins Okonjo-Iweala to boost Africa’s growth

Amy Jadesimi, chief executive officer, LADOL, has joined the ranks of top business leaders at B-Team Africa, a pan-African platform that “addresses critical issues” across the continent.Some of the business leaders on the B-Team Africa platform are Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance and Mo Ibrahim, renowned philanthropist.Speaking about the responsibility that comes with her selection, Jadesimi said the B-Team [...]

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    Sanusi: Zamfara started Sharia in Nigeria, today it has the highest poverty rate

Sanusi: Zamfara started Sharia in Nigeria, today it has the highest poverty rate

Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, says Zamfara state started the implementation of Sharia law in Nigeria, but currently, it has the highest poverty rate in the country.Speaking at the Mo Ibrahim Forum in Marrakesh, Morocco on Saturday, Sanusi said many of those who seize religion as tool of getting power, are not necessarily better than the rest of the [...]

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    For the second year running, no African leader ‘deserves’ Mo Ibrahim award

For the second year running, no African leader ‘deserves’ Mo Ibrahim award

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has announced that there is no winner of the 2016 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership.This is the second year in a row that the foundation, established to honour outstanding African leaders, will withhold the award.In a statement on Tuesday, the foundation said it made the decision following a meeting of the independent prize committee [...]

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    Namibia president wins $5m Mo Ibrahim Prize

Namibia president wins $5m Mo Ibrahim Prize

Hifikepunye Pohamba, outgoing president of Namibia, has won the world's most valuable individual award – the 2014 edition of the Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership.Pohamba was a founding member of the South West Africa People's Organisation (Swapo), an armed movement that waged a decades-long campaign for independence against South Africa.The award, which is worth $5 million, is given each [...]

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    Political unrest undermining Africa, says AfDB

Political unrest undermining Africa, says AfDB

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has lamented that political and social unrest in some African nations is tainting investors’ views of risk on the entire continent, thereby undermining the region’s prospects for economic growth prospects.This was revealed in a report titled African Economic Outlook 2014, co-written by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations (UN), [...]

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