ARTICLES RELATING TO ELLEN JOHNSON SIRLEAF

WATCH: Ex Liberian president's son charged over missing money scandal

2019-03-05 20:18

Charles Sirleaf has been charged in connection with the unlawful overprinting of local currency worth millions of US dollars.

Sirleaf becomes first woman to receive $5m Mo Ibrahim leadership prize

2018-04-27 23:25

Former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf described herself as an imperfect leader as she accepted the prestigious $5m Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership.

Liberia's Sirleaf: Africa's first elected female leader

2018-01-22 08:37

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who shared the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize as a champion of women's rights, is stepping down after making history as Africa's first elected female president in Liberia.

Liberia party drops Sirleaf after Weah poll win

2018-01-15 10:26

Liberia's ruling party says it has expelled outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for not backing her vice-president, Joseph Boakai, in a presidential election run-off lost to former footballer George Weah.

Liberia's VP congratulates Weah on election win

2017-12-29 15:01

Liberia's vice president is congratulating former international soccer star George Weah on winning the west African nation's presidency.

Vote counting begins in Liberia presidential run-off

2017-12-27 10:00

Vote counting has begun in Liberia following a peaceful run-off election for a new president, pitting former international footballer George Weah against Vice-President Joseph Boakai.

Liberia's election: how it works

2017-12-24 11:00

Liberia is set to for a Liberia's presidential run-off on Tuesday. Here are the key points.

Liberia Supreme Court begins hearing election appeal

2017-12-01 19:56

Liberia's Supreme Court has began hearings of an appeal filed by two political parties claiming fraud in the first round of the presidential election and calling for a re-run of the vote.

US Embassy expresses confidence in Liberia disputed election

2017-11-16 17:56

The US Embassy in Liberia is expressing confidence in the credibility of the West African nation's elections as the runoff vote is postponed for investigations into allegations of fraud and irregularities.

Liberia president frustrated over runoff election delay

2017-11-09 06:00

Liberia's president has said "our democracy is under assault" as the runoff election to replace her is delayed indefinitely by a court after allegations of voting fraud.

 

Liberians demonstrate after new banknotes vanish into thin air

2018-09-25 19:26

Hundreds of Liberians have taken to the streets of the capital Monrovia to demonstrate over the disappearance of newly printed bills worth nearly $100 million.

Joy and hope in Liberia at Weah inauguration ceremony

2018-01-22 14:13

The inauguration of former football star George Weah as president of Liberia got underway to scenes of joy and giddy optimism, a moment marking the troubled country's first peaceful democratic transition since 1944.

Liberia president rejects her expulsion from political party

2018-01-16 20:33

Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has rejected her expulsion from the governing party as illegal, saying she will appeal the decision

Liberia's Ellen Sirleaf: women's icon with nerves of steel

2017-12-31 12:08

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who shared the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize as a champion of women's rights, made history in 2005 when she became Africa's first elected female president in Liberia.

Liberians hail victory of ex-football star Weah in landmark vote

2017-12-29 14:07

Liberians are revelling in former football star George Weah's presidential victory, in the country's first democratic transfer of power in seven decades scarred by civil wars, political assassinations and an Ebola crisis.

Liberia to choose between soccer star, VP in Tuesday runoff

2017-12-25 17:17

Liberians are set to head to the polls for a runoff election between a former international soccer star and the vice president to replace Africa's first female head of state.

Liberia's ruling party petitions for election delay

2017-12-15 18:30

Liberia's ruling Unity Party has asked the Supreme Court to further delay the presidential runoff, which its candidate Vice President Joseph Boakai will contest on December 26.

Liberian parties register election appeal with Supreme Court

2017-11-29 08:47

The parties of the Liberian presidential candidates who finished second and third in October 10 elections have lodged an appeal with the Supreme Court calling for a re-run of the vote.

International pressure ramps up over Liberia election delay

2017-11-16 09:51

The European Union has joined an international chorus urging Liberian political parties and its electoral commission to end "unnecessary delays" and elect a new president.

Liberian president says democracy 'under assault'

2017-11-08 08:32

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says that democracy is "under assault" in her nation as several political parties accuse the electoral commission of fraud, delaying the selection of her successor.

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