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Vol 46 No 10

Published 13th May 2005


Mali

Belgium's man in Africa

Little did a royal Belgian foundation expect that by bestowing a prize on Mali's shy, soft-spoken former Territorial Administration Minister, it would reignite controversy over the 2002 elections. On 3 May, Ousmane Sy won the King Baudouin International Development Prize, chosen for the 'originality of his campaigns', 'the courage of his convictions on the subject of governance in Africa' and his 'organisation of transparent elections'.

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