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Festus Mogae Wins $5 Million for Governing Botswana So Well

The Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership was set up to offer cash to leaders of African countries who resist the (often very easy and lucrative) path of corruption. It just went to the dapper guy pictured here, Festus Mogae, the former president of Botswana. He gets $5 million now and..


The Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership was set up to offer cash to leaders of African countries who resist the (often very easy and lucrative) path of corruption. It just went to the dapper guy pictured here, Festus Mogae, the former president of Botswana.He gets $5 million now and $200,000 each year for the rest of his life. He also gets a sterling legacy and the peace of mind that comes with knowing he's left his corner of the world better than he found it. Botswana is an example of stability and democracy in a continent with more than its share of violence and tumult. This BBC story on the man is truly inspiring. More on the Ibrahim Prize here.
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