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President Festus Mogae is Africa’s 2008 exemplary Leader

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President Festus Mogae is Africa's 2008 exemplary Leader

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Botswana’s former President Festus Mogae, was yesterday named this year’s winner of the $5 million Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership; the second time in a row for the continental good-governance award to be taken by a country in southern Africa. Last year it was Mozambique’s former President Joaquim Chissano who received the largest individual award in the world, comprising of:

• US$5 million over 10 years and US$200,000 annually for life thereafter

• Up to US$200,000 a year for 10 years towards the winner’s public interest activities and good causes

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Mr. Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary-general and chairman of the Prize Committee said the panel selected Mr. Mogae as the 2008 Ibrahim Laureate because of his “outstanding leadership (that) has ensured Botswana’s continued stability and prosperity in the face of an HIV/Aids pandemic which threatened the future of his country and people.”

President Mogae was featured in the African Vibes Magazine “Raising the bar” column for his exemplary leadership. 

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