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Mo Ibrahim accepts Freedom Award

Mo Ibrahim was honoured last week by the International Republican Institute (IRI) with a Freedom Award.

Watch his acceptance speech in full below:

Selected quotes

We are poor because of misrule and lack of good governance.

For Africa to move forward, we need to take charge of our future … the heart of that is governance.

Democracy is not about appearances. It’s about the integrity of the election process; about the rule of law; about institutions; about lack of corruption; about transparency; about education; about health; about gender issues; about protection of minorities … that is how we judge good governance.

See some images from the night on flickr.