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Liberia's ex-president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Awarded $5m Mo Ibrahim Prize for African Leadership

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    Liberia's ex-president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Awarded $5m Mo Ibrahim Prize for African Leadership

    Liberia's ex-president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has been awarded the $5m (£3.6m) Mo Ibrahim prize for African Leadership, the BBC reports.

    Mrs Sirleaf handed over to Mr George Weah only last month, after becoming Africa's first elected female president in 2006.

    Her efforts toward rebuilding the nation after civil war and leading a process of reconciliation remain exemplary.

    According to the news site, "The prize committee admitted that while Ms Sirleaf was accused of tolerating corruption, she had shown exceptional leadership in difficult circumstances".

    "It added that Liberia was the only country out of 54 to improve in every category and sub-category of the Ibrahim Index of African Governance."

    She became by winning, the fifth recipient of the prize since 2007, which celebrates African leaders who governed well, raised living standards and then left office.

    The $5m prize is spread over 10 years and is followed by $200,000 a year for life.

    But it is not always awarded since on six occasions no leader was considered worthy of it.
    Last edited by Paul Iregbenu; 02-12-2018, 07:22 AM.

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    that is agood one lets hope his successor will follow suit

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