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    Book Discussion on Mississippi in Africa

    Alan Huffman talked about his book, Mississippi in Africa: The Saga of the Slaves of Prospect Hill Plantation and Their Legacy in Liberia, in which he tells the story of a group of slaves…

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    Book Discussion on Mighty Be Our Powers

    Leymah Roberta Gbowee discussed her memoir at about co-founding the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace. The women’s protest movement is credited with being instrumental in…

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    Book Discussion on This Child Will Be Great

    Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf talked about her memoir This Child Will Be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa’s First Woman President (Harper; April 7, 2009). She…

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    U.S.-Liberia Relations

    President Bush talked about aid to Liberia in debt relief, assisting in their education efforts, malaria eradication, and the return of the Peace Corps to Liberia. Liberian President…

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    Liberian President Remarks

    Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Liberia’s first woman president and Africa’s first elected female head of state, spoke about the accomplishments of her first year in…

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    U.S.-Liberia Relations

    At a photo opportunity in the Oval Office President Bush and President Johnson-Sirleaf spoke to reporters about U.S.-Liberia relations and the future of democracy in Liberia.

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    Post-Conflict Liberia

    Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first democratically elected female head of state, talked about her plans for helping post-conflict Liberia move forward, including…

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    U.S.-Liberia Relations

    Following her meeting with President Bush, President Johnson-Sirleaf spoke to reporters outside the White House about the future of Liberia. She also answered questions from the…

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    Liberian President Address

    Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf addressed a Joint Meeting of Congress. In her remarks she talked about the special relationship between the U.S. and Liberia, development and…

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    Secretary Rice African Trip

    Assistant Secretary Frazer spoke to reporters on Mrs. Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s trip to Africa. She also spoke about other African developments…

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    U.S.-Liberia Relations

    Ms. Johnson-Sirleaf talked about her candidacy, through the Unity Party, to become the next president of Liberia and U.S. policy toward Africa. She discussed how the country will…

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    Book Discussion on Blue Clay People: Seasons on Africa's Fragile Edge

    Mr. Powers talked about his book Blue Clay People: Seasons on Africa’s Fragile Edge, published by Bloomsbury USA. He recounted how in 1999, after he finished his Ph.D…

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    U.S.-Liberia Relations

    Chairman Bryant talked about efforts to rebuild Liberia following the resignation of President Taylor and about relations with the U.S. Among the issues he addressed were the state of the…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Mr. DiRita and General Schwartz briefed reporters on military operations in Iraq and the decision to send 200 marine peacekeeping forces into Liberia. Following their remarks they…

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    Sunday Talk Show Stakeout

    Following appearances on NBC television, Senator Lugar and former Senator Nunn responded to questions from reporters. Among the topics addressed were U.S. involvement in Iraq and…

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    Operations in Iraq

    The officials talked about recent military operations in Iraq, and expressed condolences to the families of Americans, Iraqis, and Jordanians killed in attacks. They talked about…

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    Liberian Refugees

    Mr. Frushone talked about the condition of Liberian refugees in West Africa. Among the topics he addressed were the character of the conflict in Liberia, conditions at refugee…

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    Foreign Policy Issues

    President Bush and Secretary Powell spoke to reporters outside a coffee shop in Crawford, Texas. They also answered questions about rumors that Secretary Powell would retire after the…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Secretary Rumsfeld and General Myers spoke to reporters about military operations in Iraq and a recent trip by General Myers to Southern Asia. They also talked about military…

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    Policy Toward Liberia

    United Nations officials spoke to reporters about peacekeeping efforts in Africa and the arrival of Nigerian forces as part of a larger multi national force to be deployed in…

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