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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 the Gambia: Modou Basirr Leigh, Youth Leader

Modou Basirr Leigh was born in 1989 in Serrekunda, a large town in the Gambia. Serrekunda is a place with strong cultural and religious traditions where Muslims and Christians enjoy good relations. Modou’s parents viewed education as the most essential aspect of their children’s development. Modou was fortunate to attend some excellent, although not very […]

Success Story from Nigeria: Chinenye Sarah Ogoko is Empowering Young Rural Women

Chinenye “Nenye” “Cha-Cha” Sarah Ogoko was born the second of five children in March 1992 in Owerri, the capital of Imo State in southern Nigeria. She attended God’s Time Nursery and Primary School in Nnewi Anambra State and graduated from Bishop Lasbrey Girls Secondary School in Owerri in 2008. As a youth her father inspired […]

Success Story from Ghana: Patrick Awuah, Founder of Ashesi University

UPDATED January 5, 2016. I was first ‘introduced’ to Mr. Awuah through a snapshot of his life presented in William Easterly’s The White Man’s Burden (2007), a book my students read in their first semester of a multi-year academic service learning program called Periclean Scholars, for which I serve as the faculty adviser. The brief […]