Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, ten years on

By Jennifer Bakody It’s been a decade since Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was elected to become the 24th president of Liberia and Africa’s first female president. According to analysts, several key events seem likely to shape her legacy. A former banker and UN director who was no stranger to Liberian politics, Sirleaf was handed a mandate to advance transitional justice and grow her country. According to Dr. Jeremy Levitt, a US professor and international lawyer who was brought in to help shape the legal architecture for the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission,…

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