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    Choosing the Hero

    K. Riva Levinson, an international consultant and lobbyist who helped Ellen Johnson Sirleaf win the presidency of Liberia, talked about the role she played in the campaign in both Liberia and…

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    Liberian President on Ebola Outbreak

    Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf spoke by video conference about the Ebola crisis in Western Africa. She talked about the efforts being made to combat it and said that her country would bounce…

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    Women Leaders on Foreign Assistance and Development

    Current and former presidents spoke about their experiences as women leaders. Among the topics they addressed were leadership challenges in developing nations, foreign aid and assistance…

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    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 talked about her personal…

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    Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

    Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf delivered the annual speech honoring former South African President Nelson Mandela. In her speech titled “Behold the New Africa,” she cited economic…

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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 Ellen…

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    Delivering on the Promise of Africa

    Panelists discussed the possibilities for sustainable growth in Africa. They discussed whether donor countries are meeting their unprecedented commitments for aid and debt relief and what…

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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 office, the…

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    2006 Freedom Award

    The International Republican Institute presented Mrs. Laura Bush and Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf with the 2006 Freedom Award for their dedication to the advancement of freedom and…

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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 her…

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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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    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 reporters.

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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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    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 be able to…

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    Resolving Conflicts in Africa

    As part of its annual legislative conference, members of the Congressional Black Caucus and others gathered to discussed several conflicts in Africa. One panel focused on the recent unrest…

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    Abuse of Political Prisoners in 141 Countries

    Amnesty International USA sponsored a news conference to announce the release of a report on the condition of political prisoners in 141 countries around the world. The report found that…

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