Category democracy

Success Story from Sudan: Dr. Mo Ibrahim Supports Good Governance and Emerging Leaders

BONUS POST Celebrating those supporting excellent leaders Mohamed “Mo” Ibrahim was born in 1946 in Sudan. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Alexandria University in Egypt, a Master’s Degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Bradford in the UK, and a PhD in Mobile Communications from the University […]

Success Story from Liberia: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s First Female President

BONUS POST: Celebrating Nobel Peace Prize winners. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was born in Monrovia, Liberia in 1938. She attended the College of West Africa at Monrovia, moved to the USA with her husband in 1961, and went on to receive three degrees from US-based institutions: a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Madison Business College […]

Success Story from Tunisia: National Dialogue Quartet Awarded the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize

BONUS POST: Celebrating those working for peace. On October 9, 2015 the Nobel Peace Prize for 2015 was awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for its contribution to the building of democracy after the Tunisian Revolution. The Tunisian Revolution, sometimes referred to as the Jasmine Revolution, began in December 2010 and was an early […]

Success Story from South Africa: Nelson Mandela, Advocate for Human Rights and Social Justice

BONUS POST: I have featured many Mandela Washington Fellows on this site, but not their namesake. This post is long overdue. Nelson Rolihlahla “Madiba” Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 in Mthatha (formerly Umtata) in the Union of South Africa. Initially he grew up with his two sisters. When his father passed away when […]

Success Story from Uganda: Cinderella Anena Supports Peace Initiatives, Gender Equity, and Reproductive Health

Cinderella Anena was born in 1991 and grew up in Kitgum district, Northern Uganda. She was a lively and inquisitive child who excelled at school and enjoyed playing outdoors. At the age of 12 Cinderella became active in Peace Clubs, which were a popular means through which primary school children could advocate for the rights […]

Success Story from Sierra Leone: Zainab Bangura Advocates for Human Rights

Zainab Hawa Bangura was born in 1959 to a family of limited means in the small town of Yonibana in Sierra Leone’s Northern Province. She received a scholarship from Mathora Girls Secondary School near the town of Magburaka and graduated from the Annie Walsh Girls Secondary School in the capital city of Freetown. After obtaining […]