President Michael Sata has been honoured with the 2012 South-South Global Governance leadership Award for improving Internet in Zambia?
He has also been honoured for his ‘leadership’ when he was governor for Lusaka province.
Other leaders who received awards by the South South, a UN project for third world countries are Liberia president Sirleaf Ellen Johnson.
Africa Union Chairperson Dlamin Zuma who has been in office barely two months also got an award.
Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane who has been been in office less than three months has also been honoured. What these people are honoured for God knows but the honours appear to be designed to encourage new leaders to perform.
Even former Nigerian president Olesegun Obasanjo was honoured.
South-South Cooperation is a term historically used by policymakers and academics to describe the exchange of resources, technology, and knowledge between developing countries, also known as countries of the global South
The awards are not really United Nations honours but coordinated by Antigua and Barbuda through its mission to the UN.