Africa

No Winner For Mo Ibrahim Africa Leader Prize This Year

Leaders who governed well, raised living standards and then voluntarily left office are thin on the ground in Africa

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There is no winner this year for the world's most valuable individual prize—the Mo Ibrahim prize for good governance in Africa. The $5m (£3.2m) prize is supposed to be awarded each year to a democratically elected leader who governed well, raised living standards and then voluntarily left office. The panel said no candidate had met all of the criteria—as in 2009 and 2010.