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Daily Trust names Thabo Mbeki as African of the Year PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 11 November 2012 15:09

Former South African President Thabo Mbeki has been named as winner of the Daily Trust African of the Year 2012 award.

Chairman of the award Advisory Board and former President of Tanzania, Dr Salim Ahmed Salim, justified the choice of this year’s awardee at a news conference during the plenary session of the African Media Leaders Forum in Dakar, Senegal, last night.

He said although the selection committee normally looks for an ordinary African who has done extra-ordinary positive things for the continent, the decision this year was exceptional.

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Bazeye is Daily Trust African of the year 2011 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 26 June 2012 11:39
A distinguished jurist from Niger Republic, Mrs. Salifou Fatimata Bazeye, has been chosen as the Daily Trust African of the Year 2011

The selection was announced on Saturday in Nairobi, Kenya, by the chairman of the selection panel, Dr. Salim Ahmed Salim, a former prime minister of Tanzania and former secretary-general of the Organization of African Unity.  Salim, who spoke at a news conference, cited Bazeye’s “track record as an incorruptible judicial officer” as among the reasons for her selection.
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