The independent Prize Committee has announced that there is no winner of the 2022 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership.
The Prize is a prize for excellence, awarded when an exceptional candidate meets the rigorous selection criteria. This means it is not necessarily awarded every year. It is the second consecutive year in which the Ibrahim Prize has not been awarded, after it was decided that no candidate met the rigorous selection criteria.
The Prize Committee recognises and applauds outstanding contributions that many African leaders have made to improve their countries over the last few years. It holds several meetings each year to discuss the awarding of the Ibrahim Prize.
Since being launched in 2006, the Ibrahim Prize has been awarded seven times. The previous Laureates are Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger (2020), Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia (2017), President Hifikepunye Pohamba of Namibia (2014), President Pedro Pires of Cabo Verde (2011), President Festus Mogae of Botswana (2008), and President Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique (2007). Nelson Mandela was the inaugural Honorary Laureate in 2007.