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Vol 48 No 21

Published 19th October 2007

The Mo Laureate

The great and good have met and argued vigorously over which African head of state should be the first to receive the Mohammed Fathi Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership to be announced on 22 October. For those unable to bear the suspense, we hear the frontrunner to be Mo's Laureate is Mozambique's former President Joaquim Chissano, who left power in 2005 as criticism mounted against his government for adopting a 'deixa andar' ('let it walk') attitude towards corruption and human rights abuse.

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