Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Zimbabwe:Former Liberian President Sirleaf Leads Election Observer Mission

The International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) have identified former Liberian leader Ellen Johnson Sirleaf …

African Union

Obama says ‘men have been getting on my nerves lately,’ urges women to enter political fray

Men in positions of power are dropping the ball, according to former president Barack Obama, who thinks perhaps a way to fix that is to get more women at the table.<p>Democrats, in particular, have high hopes for the impact women could make in the fall's midterm elections. But the former president …

Politics

Barack Obama to Deliver 2018 Nelson Mandela Lecture

Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver the annual Nelson Mandela lecture in South Africa in a rare appearance since he stepped down as President.<p>The …

South Africa

Atlantic Exchange Featuring Alan Wolff and Steve Clemons - The Atlantic

Atlantic Exchange<p>Atlantic Exchange<br>Featuring Alan Wolff<br>and Steve Clemons<p>July 17, 2018<br>Washington, DC<p>What is the future of trade?<p>As a trade war between China and the United States escalates, how does the US define success? How is the global economy responding? What's the role of international …

World Trade Organization

Security beefed up for Obama’s Mandela lecture

Security has been beefed up and roads closed around the Wanderers Cricket Stadium in Illovo, where former US President Barack Obama will deliver the …

Nelson Mandela

All systems go for Nelson Mandela lecture - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.

It’s all systems go for former US President Barack Obama to deliver the Nelson Mandela lecture in Johannesburg on Tuesday.<p>The event is hosted by the …

Nelson Mandela

Liberia central bank governor resigns

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia’s central bank governor has resigned midway through his five-year term, the president’s office said.<p>People stand near Liberia's Central Bank in Monrovia, Liberia, October 18, 2017. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon<p>President George Weah had received and accepted Milton Weeks’ …

Central Banks

Attend the 16th Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture, Delivered by Barack Obama

The Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture Series invites prominent people to encourage debate on important social issues. The series is a significant event …

Nelson Mandela

Banda to make second bid for Malawi presidency

<b>Former Malawi President Joyce Banda is believed to be ready to make a second bid for the position, in elections set for 2019.</b><p>The former leader, who …

News (South Africa)

New Think Tank Appointment for Liberia's Johnson Sirleaf

New Think Tank Appointment for Liberia's Johnson SirleafThe former president has been appointed to the advisory board of an elite African think tank …

Africa

Liberia | Monrovia questions UN record

The snubbing of the former head of the UN mission by President Johnson Sirleaf prompts an evaluation of its mixed record

European Union

How African democracy has taken root as the era of strongmen wanes

Change of guard: Liberia’s former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, new President George Weah and his wife Clar are seen during his swearing-in …

Business (South Africa)

Harnessing the Benefits of African Migration

Harnessing the Benefits of African MigrationImages of thousands of African youth drowning in the Mediterranean, propelled by poverty or conflict at …

Africa

Geingob Praises Johnson-Sirleaf

[Namibian] President Hage Geingob heaped praise on former Liberian president, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf when she paid him a courtesy visit at State House …

South Africa

Two Legs for Economic & Gender Emancipation - President #Namibia

Two Legs for Economic & Gender Emancipation - President #NamibiaNamibia will continue to dedicate resources to the gender equality agenda and women's …

Africa

Africa:H.E President Hage Geingob receives African Excellence Award on Gender 2017

[FAS] His Excellency Dr. Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia, will receive on June 05th, 2018, the African Excellence Award for the …

Africa

18 Ordered to Pay Back ‘Benefits’ from Oil Block LB13 Deal

The five-member Special Presidential Committee (SPC) constituted to examine the scandal allegations during the negotiation of the concession …

George Weah

Intra-Continental Migration Can Be Economic Boon for Africa

A High-level panel on migration says sub-regional migration on the continent is brisk and having a beneficial impact on African economies. During a …

Africa

Liberia:Weah's Tariff Cut Ultimatum Backfires

[Observer] Today, May 29, is the deadline for LRA Commissioner General Elfreda Stewart-Tamba to make a report in compliance with the 72-hour …

Africa

The Unpredictable Journey of Women in Leadership - Riva Levinson

Content from our <b>Premium Partner</b><p>KRL International LLC (Washington, DC)<p>The Unpredictable Journey of Women in Leadership - Riva Levinson<p>K. Riva …

Africa

Darryl G. Behrman Lecture on Africa Policy With Ellen Johnson Sirleaf | Council on Foreign Relations

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf discusses the importance of women's involvement in development and democracy in Africa.

Council on Foreign Relations

Liberian ex-president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and billionaire Mo Ibrahim speak on African governance

Africa’s first elected female President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and one of Africa’s billionaire Mo Ibrahim joined CNBC Africa to give insight on the …

Africa

Liberia:Weah Withdraws Ellen's Bills

[NEWS] President George Weah has withdrawn five investment incentives and concessions agreements that were submitted by former President Ellen …

Africa

Japan bus drivers: Strikes with a difference

<b>Bus drivers in the Japanese city of Okayama are on strike, but this is no ordinary industrial dispute.</b><p>They're still working, driving around picking up passengers.<p>But they're not doing a key part of the job - accepting fares - as they seek greater job security in the face of stiff competition from a …

Business (India)

Africa’s First Elected Female President Won a $5M Prize. She’ll Use It To Empower Women

Former President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf may be the recipient of the 2017 Mo Ibrahim Prize for excellence in African leadership, but she’s …

Gender

Liberia:Was Ellen Trapped in Kigali?

Eastern Congolese and pro-women activists in Rwanda were reported to have protested over the weekend for what they described as former president …

Africa

Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf receives Africa leadership award

Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf accepted the 2017 Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership at a special Leadership …

Africa

Billionaire donor Mo Ibrahim on Rwanda and good governance in Africa

This year's Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership has been awarded to the former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Mo Ibrahim is the Sudanese-born billionaire businessman behind the prize and the foundation that recently organised high-level discussions in Kigali on good …

Africa

Ex-Liberian President Dedicates Award To Women's Empowerment

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf accepted the Ibrahim Prize on Friday.<p>Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf won the prestigious Ibrahim Prize.<p>Sirleaf …

War

Africa's democratic 'laggards' must listen to calls for change: Liberia’s Johnson Sirleaf

KIGALI (Reuters) - African leaders resisting “democratic transformation” must heed their citizens’ calls for change, former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said on Saturday after receiving an award aimed at promoting good leadership on the continent.<p>Liberia's former President Ellen Johnson …

Africa