AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Mo Ibrahim

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Manifest Destiny

Chief Boima Earlier this week I attended a panel at the UN’s Millennium Development Goals Summit on inclusive employment in Africa with participants that included such high profile figures as Mo Ibrahim, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, and Mizengo Kayanza Peter Pinda.  So what is “inclusive employment”?  Basically to ensure that we develop other sectors of society outside

Monday, October 19th, 2009

THERE ARE APPARENTLY NO GOOD LEADERS IN AFRICA

Remember Mo Ibrahim’s prize for “good governance” awarded annually to an African leader? The winner gets $5 million over 10 years and $200,000 annually for life thereafter. Previous winners have included such prudent politicians as Mozambique’s Joaquim...

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

THE BUSINESSMAN AND THE PROFESSOR

A rich Sudanese businessman living in London hires an American professor to come up with an index to rank African governments for things like corruption, vaccine coverage, crime rates and armed conflict. They do it for two...