Calestous Juma awarded Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize

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Calestous Juma has been named a LAAP Prize (Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize) winner for his leadership in socio-economic development in Africa. The award will be presented to Juma in Nigeria on October 10, 2014 by the Millennium Excellence Foundation.

Juma is among 16 laureates of this year’s esteemed award. Past laureates include former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, late President John Atta Mills, South African social rights activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu, writer Wole Soyinka. The Millennium Excellence Foundation noted that the nominations for the 2014 awards were “unprecedented, as the laureates met the mark of excellence of distinction never seen in the continent in several decades.”