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Niger’s outgoing President Issoufou wins African leadership prize

– – Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou has won the 2020 edition of the Ibrahim prize for African leadership. Issoufou was announced as winner of the $5m prize on Monday for his leadership qualities in transforming Niger. Mahamadou Issoufou has served two five-year terms as president from 2011 to 2020. He announced his decision to step down after the two five-year terms, a move that has hailed by many and considered significant in promoting democracy in the West African nation. Issoufou had said that “Handing over power in 2021 to a…

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Governance progress in Africa has slowed in recent years

– – The recent Index of African Governance by the Mo Ibrahim foundation has showed how overall governance performance in Africa has declined in recent years. Ratings from 2019 revealed how for the first time in a decade there has been general decline in citizens’ participation, human rights, rule of law and security on the continent. The lack of progress has also been were worsened by the impact of Covid-19, according to the report. “In terms of Participation, Rights & Inclusion, progress was slowing long before the pandemic, and economic opportunity…

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