facebook
twitter
search
search

Tutu wins $1 million Ibrahim Prize

Oct. 5, 2012 at 2:13 PM
| License Photo

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.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Topics: Desmond Tutu
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Israeli military calls up reserves for surprise drill
No reports of injuries after 6.9-magnitude earthquake in Alaska
Oklahoma Supreme Court denies rehearing, again orders removal of Ten Commandments statue
Plane crash kills four in Wisconsin
Russia bans importation of flowers from the Netherlands