Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 18th, 2013
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Johnson Sirleaf is a reforming President, but the Liberian state still answers more to external organisations than its own people. A decade ago on August 18th, 2003, the Accra Comprehensive Peace Agreement brought Liberia’s 14 year civil war to an end. As this small West African country faded from th...
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Apr 24th, 2013
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By Peter Kahare The Endoris, a minority community of about 60, 000 people lives a precarious life in the North Rift Valley Kenya. In 1974 the government forcefully evicted the community from its ancestral land to pave way for a game reserve. The community lost its lifestyle and livelihoods forcing th...
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In Guinea
Feb 11th, 2013
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Guinea’s army chief of staff and five other members of a military delegation have been killed in a plane crash in Liberia. Five crew members were also killed. The officers were on their way to attend Liberia’s Armed Forces Day celebrations Monday morning when the plane crashed in Charlesville, ...
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Feb 8th, 2013
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For many years, African women have been relegated to mere observers in the socio-political and economic scheme of things. They are considered only ‘good to be seen, nor heard.’ And their voices, when they deign to talk, are drowned out by the clamour of male chauvinists that abound on the continent. ...
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In Eritrea
Jan 30th, 2013
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By Reporters Without Borders In Somalia (175th, -11) 18 journalists were killed, caught up in bomb attacks or the direct targets of murder, making 2012 the deadliest in history for the country’s media. The Horn of Africa state was the second most dangerous country in the world for those working in ne...
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In Nigeria
Nov 26th, 2012
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by SOC Okenwa Politics is said to be a game of numbers but one must add here that it is one for the strong and the brave — especially in Africa! All around the world the menfolk dominate political spaces because they bear certain things women can’t bear and withstand a lot of pressure tha...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 6th, 2012
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by Alem Mamo and Lemlem Tesfa The man who started his political career in the mountains of Tigary as one of the leaders of a very narrow and destructive ethno-cartel group has died. He came to power through a military victory against Mengistu Hailemariam’s regime. He became Ethiopia’s president (1991...
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In Liberia
Oct 9th, 2012
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SPONSOR WIRE   At a historic U.S. gathering honoring Africa’s only two female heads of state, The Africa-America Institute (AAI) paid tribute on September 26 at its 28th Annual Gala to Her Excellency President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of the Republic of Liberia and Her Excellency President Jo...
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In Liberia
Oct 9th, 2012
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Paris – Leymah Gbowee, the social worker who won last year’s Nobel Peace Prize with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, on Monday publicly disowned her co-laureate for failing to fight graft and nepotism in the war-scarred African nation. “People are very disappointed. We have...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 26th, 2012
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Ten years after the end of Liberia’s brutal civil war, the country has made tremendous progress on the path to lasting peace and stability, its President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, told the United Nations General Assembly today, while adding that serious challenges remain. “As Liberia moves toward its t...