Liberia’s Johnson Sirleaf won African leadership award

Liberian politician the former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has won a USD5 million Mo Ibrahim award, designed to improve the quality of African political leadership.

Ms.Johnson Sirleaf is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Africa’s first elected female head of state.

Recently the prize founded by Sudanese telecoms tycoon Mo Ibrahim has not been awarded on several occasions because there was not deemed to be a suitable candidate.

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