Outgoing Namibian president wins $5 million Africa leadership prize

March 2, 2015 10:37 AM

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Outgoing Namibian president wins $5 million Africa leadership prize

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Namibia's outgoing president, Hifikepunye Pohamba, has won the Mo Ibrahim Foundation's $5 million African leadership prize, an award meant to recognize good governance that has been presented only three times in eight years.

Since it was set up by the Sudanese telecom tycoon in 2007, the prize has gone to three former presidents, from Cape Verde, Mozambique and Botswana. In other years, no one was found to have met the criteria.

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