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Vol 49 No 20

Published 3rd October 2008


Liberia

All my friends in New York

Madam President addresses the UN General Assembly

Life in Liberia is gradually improving, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf told the United Nations' General Assembly to some applause on 23 September. The economy has been getting stronger despite some political hiccoughs and the recurrence of corruption scandals. Johnson Sirleaf told the meetings in New York that joining the men's club of African Presidents means that she is not sipping beer with her brothers at African Union summits, but fighting to represent her greatest constituency, Liberia's market women.

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