Posts Tagged ‘president ellen johnson-sirleaf’

Liberia, an African country founded by freed American slaves in the early 19th century, is defined by deep racial and social complexities. A 1980 military coup ended the rule of the American-Liberian elite class and led to a 13-year civil war. The current president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first female president in Africa, has written […]


African leaders met in London this week with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to put forth their case for incremental investment by developed nations to avoid destabilization on the continent, the possible and likely outcome of the global economic crisis. African workers are being laid off across the continent and tourism is down. Many are fearful chaos and […]