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25 Years after Beijing: Changing the script about women’s leadership

Women in Africa should not be viewed as having ‘special negotiating skills’. Instead, we should motivate for more women in leadership positions because of their equality as citizens

Ma Africa leads the way

Graça Machel is the example of someone reaching out to other women and lifting them up

Kagame could be the next Mandela ― if he steps down

Mandela served only one term as president. Other African leaders must learn from him

Liberians still seek justice for war crimes

Liberians are asking why the government has failed to prosecute those responsible for atrocities committed during Liberia's two civil wars

Editorial: AU is still a men’s club

'In its history, only three women heads of state have been represented at the AU'

Why Sirleaf’s win is a big deal for West Africa

As a West African, the symbolism of Johnson-Sirleaf winning this important prize after four years without a winner is endless

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Ibrahim Prize’s exceptional problem

Has the Ibrahim Prize set the bar too high for its own good?

The goals that must guide ex-soccer player Weah in leading Liberia

The new president must also look to his own government to make wholesale changes that will benefit the country more broadly.

President-elect George Weah: What’s next for Liberia?

​A peaceful transition of power in Liberia is cause for optimism but major challenges lie ahead for Liberia's president-elect George Weah

Football star George Weah wins presidential victory in Liberia.

Idolised in Liberia as 'Mister George', Weah is set to replace Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who in 2006 took over the country founded by freed US slaves.

Could George Weah be Liberia’s next president?

Weah will face Vice President Joseph Boakai on December 26 in a presidential run-off, the culmination of 12 years spent building political credibility

Liberia changes the guard

The departure of UN peacekeepers may be a bigger change than the election of a new leader

On Tuesday, Liberia gave itself a beautiful gift

'Tuesday was a statement that Liberia has resolutely chosen democracy, and a statement that Liberia insists on marching forward,' says the author

Five things to know about Liberia’s election

Liberians go to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new president after 12 years under Africa's first elected female leader, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Infrastructure is key for progress in Liberian elections

Interview: Liberia’s ruling party’s presidential candidate is vying for the presidency amid a major dispute with outgoing President Sirleaf.

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