February 16, 2018Liberia
The foundation’s prize committee stated that Sirleaf had shown exceptional leadership, and noted that Liberia was the only African country out of fifty-four to improve in every category of its Index of African Governance.
March 21, 2006Liberia
Fondly called the “Iron Lady” by her supporters, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has, throughout her 30-year career as a stateswoman, political prisoner, and Liberian national demonstrated her iron will and de…
September 21, 2018Women and Women's Rights
While recurrent armed conflicts, expanded extremist networks, and record levels of displacement remain defining features of global security, standard peacemaking methods continue to overlook a proven…
May 16, 2018West Africa
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf discusses the importance of women's involvement in development and democracy in Africa.
September 28, 2012Americas
This week, Mexican president Felipe Calderón and Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf both spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations. In his speech on Monday, President Calderón, who is in his la…
March 30, 2018Sub-Saharan Africa
While no one disputes the merits of boosting intra-African trade, a host of formidable obstacles stand in the way of realizing the Agreement’s vision, not least among them the ability of governments, and the people in them, to follow through on their promises.