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Zeinab Badawi joins Mo Ibrahim Foundation board

09 April, 2021

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Zeinab Badawi, the renowned Anglo-Sudanese journalist and broadcaster, as a member of its board. 

Zeinab has worked extensively in the media for four decades. She is best known for her work at BBC World News TV and on BBC World Service Radio, on programmes such as Hard Talk and Global Questions. She recently produced and presented an acclaimed 20-part TV series on the history of Africa, reporting from over 30 countries across the continent.

Outside of her career in the media, Zeinab holds a number of distinguished positions. She is the current Chair of the Royal African Society and a Director of the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Zeinab serves on the advisory boards of the think tanks Afrobarometer and the Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS), and is a member of the steering committee of the Africa Europe Foundation.   

Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chairman, said:

I’m delighted to welcome our sister Zeinab to the Foundation’s board. Zeinab is a tireless champion for Africa who shares our conviction that the continent should tell its own story on the global stage. We look forward to drawing on her knowledge and insights to enhance the Foundation’s work.

Zeinab Badawi said:

I am honoured to be joining the board of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. In so many ways, the Foundation is an important vehicle in our efforts to achieve Africans’ goals and realise their ambitions today and in the future. I look forward to working with Mo and colleagues in our collective endeavours to this end.

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