Mo Ibrahim Foundation News

Mo Ibrahim, who started a foundation that bears his name, says his Index of African Governance gives investors the facts to make smart choices among diverse countries. Photograph by Mathias Braschler and Monika Fischer

Billionaire Mo Ibrahim Defies African 'Basket Case' Clichés

Mo Ibrahim, a Sudanese-born billionaire philanthropist, says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has once again painted the entire continent as a disaster zone.

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.

Mo Ibrahim, Billionaire Founder of Celtel and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation

People need to see Africa as it is: Mo Ibrahim, Billionaire Founder of Celtel and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation

I have always been optimistic about Africa, and Africa is where I make my money, without paying bribes…