Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Wins $5 million Mo Ibrahim Prize for African Leadership

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Wins $5 million Mo Ibrahim Prize for African Leadership

Liberia’s former President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has just won the $5 million Mo Ibrahim Prize for African Leadership.

The prize celebrates African leaders that have governed well, raised living standards and then left office without acrimony.

She becomes the first woman to win the prize and 5th person overall.

See the list of previous winners next:

Winners of Mo Ibrahim Prize:

  • 2007: Mozambique’s former President Joaquim Chissano
  • 2008: Botswana’s former President Festus Mogae
  • 2009: No award given
  • 2010: No award given
  • 2011: Cape Verde’s former President Pedro Verona Pires
  • 2012: No award given
  • 2013: No award given
  • 2014: Namibia’s former President Hifikipunye Pohamba
  • 2015: No award given
  • 2016: No award given
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