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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Ebola and "Smart Aid"

Richard Walden | Posted 10.01.2014 | Impact
Richard Walden

The media coverage has been slowly turning to scare stories about Ebola arriving here through infected travelers and how our own system could cope with such a happenstance.

PHOTOS: Thank You Somali Pirates For This Fascinating Vacation

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 06.23.2012 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

Recently, 148 accomplished travelers aboard National Geographic Explorer found themselves in the historic position of being the largest group of tourists to dock in the Freeport of Monrovia, Liberia since the 1970s.

Women in Power: The Iron Lady and The Lady

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.14.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Just as this year's Nobel Peace Prize winners -- three women -- were announced, this film season features two films that focus on women rulers: one, Margaret Thatcher, a hawk; the other, Aung San Suu Kyi, a dove who is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

African Women: A Celebration of Achievements

Atim Oton | Posted 12.28.2011 | Black Voices
Atim Oton

As an African woman, I declare: The Nobel Prize got it right, it celebrated three African Women. African Women are doing the work in the trenches. We often forget the doers and usually acknowledges the talkers.

Echoes of Our Past, Visions of Our Future: In Tribute to Maathai, Sirleaf and Gbowee

Jackie Copeland-Carson | Posted 12.15.2011 | Black Voices
Jackie Copeland-Carson

Our past and our future converged as we laid to rest an international heroine of the Pan-African Movement, Wangari Maathai, and the world celebrated the contributions of our women leaders.

Interviewing a New Kind of Leader and, now, a Nobel Prize Winner, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Pat Mitchell | Posted 12.07.2011 | Media
Pat Mitchell

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To Publish or Not to Publish

Ruthie Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ruthie Ackerman

Americans rarely see photos of the dead, especially their own, in mainstream media outlets. The U.S. media has been trained to tiptoe around publishing images of American corpses, not wanting to outrage the families of dead soldiers and citizens.

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf: Liberia's Truth Commission Recommends President Be Banned From Office For 30 Years

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Liberia's truth commission has called for President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to be barred from office - a decision her spokesman says is "surprising". T...