Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

 
Kagame could be the next Mandela ― if he steps down
Kagame could be the next Mandela ― if he steps down
This year, Africa got rare good news when Liberia’s president, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was announced winner of the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Good...
Liberians still seek justice for war crimes
Liberians still seek justice for war crimes
As Liberia appears before the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva, Liberians ask why the government has failed to prosecute those responsible...
Editorial: AU is still a men’s club
Editorial: AU is still a men’s club
All too often, the African Union is derided as a “dictator’s club”. Huge strides in advancing democracy across the continent mean that this...
Why Sirleaf’s win is a big deal for West Africa
Why Sirleaf’s win is a big deal for West Africa
It is very easy to find people in armchairs who criticize Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. Of course. You can point to the debilitating poverty that remains...
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Ibrahim Prize’s exceptional problem
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Ibrahim Prize’s exceptional problem
The Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership was established more than a decade ago, with the aim of recognising and rewarding...
President-elect George Weah: What's next for Liberia?
President-elect George Weah: What's next for Liberia?
A peaceful transition of power in Africa's oldest republic is cause for optimism, according to analysts, but major challenges lie ahead for...
Football star George Weah wins presidential victory in Liberia.
Football star George Weah wins presidential victory in Liberia.
International football stars and Liberians on Friday celebrated George Weah's presidential victory in the West African country's first democratic...
Could George Weah be Liberia's next president?
Could George Weah be Liberia's next president?
George Weah emerged from Liberia's slums to become a superstar footballer in the 1990s, and has leveraged his status as a revered figure among the...
Liberia changes the guard
Liberia changes the guard
As Liberians vote this week for their new president, the country must simultaneously deal with another seismic change to its political landscape:...
On Tuesday, Liberia gave itself a beautiful gift
On Tuesday, Liberia gave itself a beautiful gift
For the first time in several generations, a democratically elected president in Liberia is going to handing over power to another democratically...
Five things to know about Liberia's election
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.

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