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2020 Ibrahim Index of African Governance: Latest media highlights

20 January, 2021

Since the recent launch of the 2020 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), our Founder and Chair, Mo Ibrahim and Foundation Board members, Laureates and spokespeople have discussed the key findings of the updated and strengthened Index with a range of media outlets. 

Catch up on some of these interviews below. 

Mo Ibrahim: "African youth is a considerable capital", Le Figaro 

Le Figaro published an interview with Mo which highlighted results from the 2020 IIAG and examined the impact of COVID-19 on Africa. The interview also explained that COVID-19 could be an opportunity for Africa to reform and recover in a sustainable and responsible manner, prioritising the needs to the continent’s young people. 

In recent years, the indisputable progress made in terms of economic and social development has slowed down, while the dimensions relating to participation, fundamental rights and freedoms, and inclusion, have deteriorated more and more quickly.

Mo Ibrahim 

Mme Aïcha Bah Diallo: '' For the first time in 25 years, Africa will go into recession”, Mediaguinee 

Media Guinee published an interview with Prize Committee Member Aïcha Bah Diallo, discussing key trends from the 2020 IIAG and the challenges Africa is facing.

The IIAG has recently undergone an in-depth review, in order to take into account both the changing governance landscape and the improvement in the data available since the first Index published in 2007.

Aïcha Bah Diallo 

Most recently, former President of Liberia and 2017 Ibrahim Laureate, H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf took part in a panel discussion on Al Jazeera’s online show, The Stream. The panel including Yvonne Aki-Swayerr (Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone) and  Bogolo Joy Kenewendo (Former Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Botswana) discussed Africa’s overall governance decline and citizens’ growing dissatisfaction with leadership on the continent. 

I believe that the IIAG which has introduced citizens perceptions will tell a big story to all leaders about what you need to do to respond to the needs of the people.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf 

Watch the full  discussion below. 

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