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Liberia

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

Date of Birth: 29 October 1938
Place of Birth: Monrovia


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Mittal's meltdown

Following the election of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in November 2006 Liberian officials renegotiated the contract with Mittal and claimed to have substantially improved the terms (Africa Confidential Vol 47 No 25)...


The Bong revival

On 1 April Liberia's Senate approved the Minerals Development Agreement that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's government had signed with the China-Union (Hong Kong) Mining Company and its local subsidiary China-Union (Liberia) Bong Mines Company on 19 January...


A more perfect union

68 billion agreement signed by China Union's Chief Executive Yin Fuyou and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on 19 January to restart iron ore production at the old Bong Mines flies in the face of global economic realities as mining projects stall and close across Asia and Africa...


Next, the economic battle

It has taken Liberia which had an unambiguously pro-Western government under President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf more than two years to negotiate a debt reduction programme with the World Bank and IMF; it is likely to take Zimbabwe longer still...


Graft never really went away

Many are grateful for the peace for which they thank the United Nations' 12 800-strong peacekeeping operation but they see little difference between the greedy Americo-Liberian elites (who ran the country under President Charles Taylor and former Chairman of the National Transitional Government Charles Gyude Bryant) and the ones in charge now under President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf...


All my friends in New York

Life in Liberia is gradually improving President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf told the United Nations' General Assembly to some applause on 23 September...


Slow turnaround

On election President Ernest Bai Koroma gave himself three years to turn Sierra Leone around but the first year has been unimpressive and the smart performance of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's government in Liberia makes its neighbour look flat-footed...


Big oil, dear oil, new oil

Exploration in Liberia is moving slowly as President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf's government sorts out exploration contracts awarded by the transitional government under Charles Gyude Bryant who is under investigation for corruption (AC Vol 48 No 16)...


Nightmare on Broad Street

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf says that making sense of Liberia's commercial debt is complex because 'some of it [commercial debt] is bogus some of it we don't know what this was used for...


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