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Cause for concern as Africa’s governance role models slip up

Another year, another Ibrahim Index of African Governance. The continent’s governance barometer was released on Monday, and its results make for some disturbing reading. If Africa Rising is your thing, look away now.

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Africa: Justice or License to Kill?

The Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) an organization set up in 2007 by Sudanese billionaire Mo Ibrahim to promote good governance in Africa awards each year the world’s most valuable individual prize – five million dollars plus two hundred thousand dollars a year for life – to an elected African leader who governed well, raised living standards and then left office.

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Africa Is Rising But Slowly and Unevenly

Cape Town — Standards of governance are gradually improving across Africa. Although the performance of some nations has deteriorated in fields such as the rule of law, economic opportunity and citizens’ participation in government, every country on the continent has seen at least some improvement in the indicators of human development since the turn of the century.

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I built Celtel when no investor believed Africa was a lucrative place for telecoms

As a native of Sudan who has spent most of my adult life in the West, I’ve always been aware of how ignorant Westerners can be about Africa. But every so often someone says something that manages to surprise me.

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Nigeria: A powerhouse in decline

I was not so surprised to read that Nigeria has joined the ten bottom governance performers in Africa. The latest Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s Assessment of Governance in Africa ranked Nigeria 43 out of 52 countries assessed – slightly above Equatorial Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Cote d’ Ivoire and Zimbabwe.

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Corruption, Violence, Security and Development

“Conflict, Security, and Development,” the World Bank’s just-released 2011 World Development Report sheds new light on the intractable, age-old problems of weak governance, poverty, and violence. Read the comment written by Obiageli K. Ezekwesili, Mo Ibrahim and Jay Naidoo.

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