Mozambique: Mozambique 22nd on Africa’s good governance list

9 October 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 9 Oct – Mozambique rose one place this year to occupy 22nd place in the good governance list for African countries, according to the 2008 Ibrahim Index of African Governance, published Monday.

The Ibrahim Index of African Governance in its 2008 edition showed that 37 of the 48 countries in sub-Saharan Africa placed better than in the 2007 study.

Mauritius is placed first in the ranking and Somalia is in last place.

For the recent index, the countries were assessed by criteria including economic stability, corruption, security, human rights, rule of law, elections, infrastructure and health.

Ibrahim, a Sudanese busineesman in the telecommunications sector, alos offers a leadership prize of US$5 million to African leaders who promote democracy and principles of combatting corruption.

Former Mozambican president, Joaquim Alberto Chissano, was the winner of the prize in 2007. (macauhub)