The Mo Ibrahim Foundation , set up to award a $5m as an annual prize for African ex-leaders who have shown good governance , has said there will be no winner this year because it could not find anyone to award it to.
Mr.Mo Ibrahim , the Chairman of the foundation, said that this was the committee’s decision and that it must be respected. He also said that “We made clear at the launch of the foundation that there may be years when there is no winner.”
But why isn’t there? It’s true, this is the committee’s decision and the reasons are confidential, but this is simple enough. This is a prize awarded for good African governance and no one won. Does that mean there are no good leaders in Africa?