Well, this is a nice little earner fo ex-politicians I must say:
At a ceremony in London, a panel headed by Kofi Annan, the former United Nations secretary general, announced Mr Chissano as the first winner of the Mo Ibrahim Prize, funded by Mohammed Ibrahim, a Sudanese telecommunications billionaire, to promote good governance in Africa.
The former guerrilla, who fought the colonial Portuguese regime in Mozambique before becoming president in 1986, will receive annual instalments totalling $5 million (£2.5 million) over 10 years and then $200,000 per year for life.
While Mr Chissano\’s record in government was praised, Mr Annan made clear that the choice was just as much about the way he left office.
How did he leave office? Pursued by the anti-corruption furies, wasn\’t it?