Monday, June 14, 2010

Again, no winner for the Good Governance award

Once again there will be no winner for the Mo Ibrahim African Good Governance Award. This is the second year in a row that no winner received the 5 million dollar award. When Sudan-born mobile phone businessman Mo Ibrahim initially set up the award he had intended for there to be some years when the award didn't have a winner.

From this Associated Press article that we found at Google News, we learn more about the award panel's decision.

But the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, based in London, said Sunday the prize committee, led by former U.N. chief Kofi Annan, had not selected a winner.

The foundation said "there had been no new candidates or new developments" since last year, when the panel declined to award the prize.

It is open only to democratically elected heads of state who have left office in the past three years.

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