Alexander B. Cummings – The free-marketeer presidential candidate hoping to transform Liberia

alex-b-cummings-liberiaAlex B. Cummings is facing some 20 other candidates in the race for Liberia’s highest office.

Alexander B. Cummings is not your typical Liberian career politician, having served most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Coca-Cola’s African operations, the 60-year-old who entered Liberia’s presidential race this month, has been calling for non-traditional approaches in the West African nation’s politics.

Born in Monrovia in 1956 to an educator who worked for the Ministry of Education before studying divinity, and a midwife, Cummings spent his early years in the capital’s deprived Point Four neighbourhood before studying at primary and secondary school in the Montserrado district.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.