About: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Africa 15-11-2017

International pressure ramps up over Liberia election delay

The European Union yesterday (14 November) joined an international chorus urging Liberian political parties and its electoral commission to end "unnecessary delays" and elect a new president.
Development Policy 16-10-2017

Ex-football star Weah headed for presidential run-off in Liberia

Former soccer star George Weah was set to win the first round of a presidential election in Liberia after the elections commission said on Sunday he was leading with 39% of votes and less than 5% of precincts still to be counted.

World’s most powerful women – and where to find them

The world is still mostly led by men, but the balance could swing slightly towards women of power today (8 November), when the US goes to the polls to potentially elect its first female president. Here are some of the distinguished individuals Hillary Clinton could join. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 15-12-2015

As global trade talks open, African leaders seek fair terms

The World Trade Organization must do more to support large-scale agriculture in Africa and develop a new, global approach to domestic farm subsidies, African leaders said on Monday (14 December).
Development Policy 04-03-2015

Ebola-hit countries ask for ‘ownership’ of recovery effort

The leaders of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea asked for EU support Tuesday (3 March) to set up a homegrown Marshall Plan to fight Ebola.
Global Europe 19-01-2012

US steals EU’s thunder in West Africa

Hillary Clinton's recent visit to West Africa highlights that despite the EU's higher spending on development aid, it is unable to sell itself as a champion of human rights or make its voice heard internationally, say Christina Barrios and Paul Nolan of the Madrid-based FRIDE think tank.