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Tutu wins $1 million Ibrahim Prize

Oct. 5, 2012 at 2:13 PM   |   Comments

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LONDON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The African good-governance organization Mo Ibrahim Foundation said Friday it will award its $1 million prize to Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa.

Tutu, a Nobel Laureate, will receive the award for being "one of Africa's great voices for justice, freedom, democracy [and] responsible, responsive government," the London foundation said Friday in a statement.

The foundation, funded by Sudanese businessman and philanthropist Mo Ibrahim, chose Tutu, who although not a member of government, was judged "courageous and frank in telling those in power the truth, always," AllAfrica.com reported Friday.

Topics: Desmond Tutu
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