The United Nations General Assembly has brought a number of African heads of state to New York City. Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was happy to detail how far her country has come in recovering from 14 years of war, when she spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations.
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2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee calls herself “a local girl with a global platform.” Her leadership was clearly demonstrated last month in Sri Lanka, where she met women’s groups from throughout the country working on peace, security, and development.
Boasting one of the world’s fastest growing economic regions with an increasingly attractive hub for foreign investment and growing middle class, the African continent today stands poised to compete in the global marketplace.
Yesterday, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf spoke at the World Premiere of the video, “God First, Second the Market: The Story of the Sirleaf Market Women’s Fund of Liberia,” at Monrovia City Hall in Liberia.
The people of the British capital of London have promised to make this year’s opening ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics one to remember. Showcasing Britain’s cultural and industrial evolution under the artistic direction of Danny Boyle, performers will entertain the crowd of 60,000 at Olympic Stadium.
Some of history’s most brutal and twisted murders took place during Sierra Leone’s lengthy civil war, which lasted from 1991 to 2002. As the former president of neighboring Liberia and a proponent of civil war in Sierra Leone, Charles Taylor was convicted of crimes against humanity and of war crimes.
Although the public’s perception of sub-Saharan Africa as a fertile ground for dictatorships and civil conflict endures, a closer look at the continent’s recent history offers a different narrative: African coups and strongmen have been steadily declining since the mid-1990s.
Originally published on the site of the Royal African Society, Richard Dowden pens a letter to BBC broadcaster John Humphreys, on Humphreys’s recent reporting trip to Liberia.
In honor of World Water Day, FACE Africa hosted a gala in New York City to benefit the cause of safe drinking water in Liberia. FACE Executive Saran Kaba Jones indicated that the funds raised would go towards FACE’s County by County Commitment, which looks to provide access to clean water and adequate sanitation facilities to the entire county of Rivercess, one of the poorest counties in Liberia.
Join fellow change-agents and taste-makers on March 22nd, United Nations World Water Day, to raise awareness and funds for clean water in Liberia! If our past galas are any indication, you are guaranteed a glamorous evening with great company and atmosphere while supporting a great cause.