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Today Current Affairs- Namibian President Pohamba wins prestigious Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership
The outgoing Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba has won the world's most valuable individual award, the Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership. The five million dollar award is given each year to an elected leader who governed well, raised living standards and then left office. Mr Pohamba, a former rebel who fought for his country's independence, has served two terms as Namibian President.
He was first elected in 2004, and again in 2009. He is due to be succeeded by President-elect, Hage Geingob.
Mr Pohamba was named recipient of the 2014 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership at a ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya.
Mo Ibrahim is a British-Sudanese mobile communications entrepreneur and philanthropist who made billions from investing in Africa. He launched the prize to encourage African leaders to leave power peacefully.
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There are three articles ,’a,’ ’an’ and ‘the’. They are classified as :
(1) Indefinite Articles; ‘a’ and ‘an’.
(2) Definite Article ; the
Where to use ‘a’ or ‘an’ :
(i) Before a word beginning with a vowel-sound, ’an’ is used.
e.g. an ink pen, an orange, an owl, an umbrella, an M.A, an hour, an honest man, an heir ,an x-ray.
(ii) Before a word beginning with a consonant sound ,’a’ is used.
e.g. a girl, a computer, a man, a year, a hole, a horse a university, a union, a European, a useful article, a B.A, a one rupee note.
Where to use ‘the’ :
(a) When we speak of a particular person or thing or one already referred to;
e.g. Let us go to the club.
The book you want is out of print.
(b) When a singular noun is meant to represent a whole class;
e.g. The cow is a useful animal.
Exception: The two nouns ‘man’ and ‘woman’ used in the general sense to donate the whole class, never have either article.
e.g. Man is the only animal that uses fire.
Woman is man’s mate.
(c) With names of gulfs, rivers, seas, groups of islands and mountain- ranges:
e.g. The Persian gulf, the Indian ocean, the Himalayas, The alps, The Ganges, the Narmada
(d) With ordinals:
e.g. The first man to arrive ; The fifth chapter of the book.
(e) As an adverb with double comparatives:
e.g. The more the merrier; The earlier the better.