Mo Ibrahim was honoured last week by the International Republican Institute (IRI) with a Freedom Award.
Watch his acceptance speech in full below:
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.