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Windhoek, capital of Namibia

Namibia: Good Governance Yields Great Returns

I first visited Namibia in late 1999, crossing the Orange River from South Africa and driving a little white Toyota hatchback some 1200 miles north to the Angolan border and back again.

President of Namibia Hifikepunye Pohamba attends a dinner at the House of Estates in Helsinki November 12, 2013. REUTERS/Kimmo Mantyla/Lehtikuva

Outgoing Namibian President, Hifikepunye Pohamba, wins $5M Mo Ibrahim Foundation's Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership

Namibia’s outgoing president, Hifikepunye Pohamba, has won the Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s $5 million African leadership prize, an award meant to recognize good governance that had been presented only three times before in eight years.