Namibian president wins African leadership prize

March 2, 2015 10:27 AM

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba has won the 2014 Ibrahim Prize for African leadership, the first African leader deemed worthy of the honor since 2011.

The $5 million prize, announced Monday in Nairobi, is for is for democratically elected African leaders who excel in governance and who step down from office at the end of their terms. Pohamba is still serving as Namibia's president until the newly elected president is inaugurated on March 21.

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