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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: Feminist icon or femocrat? -

As President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf leaves office, it is tempting to speak of her as an "international feminist icon". Her power play is an ode to matrilineal politics which dominated the continent before the advent of colonialism. Alongside the Queen ...and more »

Liberia's Women Warn Male Presidential Candidates: Keep the Peace - New York Times

MONROVIA, Liberia — On the eve of a presidential election that will almost certainly return male rule to Liberia after 12 years, women delivered a warning. By the hundreds they came on Monday, streaming through the mud and gathering on a grassy field ...and more »

Liberia elections: who will succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf? - Deutsche Welle

Colorful placards cover the walls of Liberia's capital Monrovia. All throughout the election campaign, supporters of the various candidates flocked to the streets to take part in demonstrations. 2.1 million Liberians are casting their vote for a new ...and more »

Liberia Elections: What are the key issues? -

Millions of Liberians will vote on Tuesday to elect a new president and legislators in the West African country's third election since the end of the civil war in 2003. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the continent's first female president, is ...and more »

Letter from Liberia: Protecting a hard-won peace - Christian Science Monitor

Liberians are plenty divided on who should become president. On Tuesday, they picked from a field of 20 candidates. But, as Ryan Lenora Brown writes from Monrovia, voters agreed on how to carry out the election: without violence. Thierry Gouegnon/ ...and more »

Infrastructure is key for progress in Liberian elections - Mail & Guardian

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf hasn't gone out once to show support for her deputy during the whole of the election campaign. She's been calling for generational change and saying that she wants the country's youth to take over the mantle of leadership.and more »

Soccer great Weah denies links to notorious warlord - Irish Times

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Liberia's election closes chapter of history – but for voters, past is present - Christian Science Monitor

A decade after the end of a brutal civil war, one democratically elected president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, is about to willingly step aside for another – something that has not happened in most Liberians' lifetimes. Thierry Gouegnon/Reuters. Suporters ...and more »

Why Africa owes a debt of gratitude to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - CNN

Chude Jideonwo is a World Fellow at Yale University. His new book is 'How to Win Elections in Africa.' The views expressed in this article are solely his. (CNN) Joseph Boakai has served faithfully as deputy to Liberia's president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ...and more »

Cash, T-Shirts and Gallons of Booze: How Liberian Candidates Woo Voters - New York Times

MONROVIA, Liberia — For years, politicians have gamed the system during election season in Liberia, handing out food, money and clothes with promises of future largess, only to disappear behind tinted S.U.V. windows once they get into office.and more »