Former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has announced a plan to increase the representation of women in top leadership roles across sub-Saharan Africa through her Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development.
Youth activist Satta Sheriff has been selected to join a network of peace ambassadors by One Young World and the European Commission. The initiative was developed to accelerate the efforts of young leaders in preventing and countering global violent extremism, building peace, and promoting conflict resolution.
Corruption has plagued Africa for a long time and robbed the continent of its growth and development. The effect goes beyond the impediment of overall national development and can even impact women and children.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the former president of Liberia, has been awarded the 2017Â Ibrahim PrizeÂ for Achievement in African Leadership.
In 2006, Sudanese billionaire Mo Ibrahim launched his Ibrahim Index of African Governance to measure and monitor performance across the continent. This year, the tenth iteration of the index was launched, providing a decadeâ€™s worth of data on African countries.