Mozambique ex-president Joaquim Chissano wins prize for excellence in leadership

by BBC News

Chissano led Mozambique for 19 years and is credited with bringing peace to Mozambique. The prize is worth over $5 million.  Photo: AFP

Former Mozambique President Joaquim Chissano has won the first Mo Ibrahim prize rewarding a retired African head of state for excellence in leadership.

Mr Chissano, who is credited with bringing peace to Mozambique, had been seen as a frontrunner for the prize.