Namibian President Wins Best African Leader Award

Namibian President, Hifikepunye Pohamba, has won the world’s most valuable individual award, the Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership.

The $5m (£3.2m) award is given each year to an elected leader who governed well, raised living standards and then left office.

Pohamba, a former rebel who fought for his country’s independence, has served two terms as Namibian president. He was first elected in 2004, and again in 2009. He is due to be succeeded by President-elect, Hage Geingob

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