Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s Presidential Legacy

Ellen Johnson (Reuters/A. Sotunde)

As Liberia gears up for its next president, Africa’s first female president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, is on her way out of office. So what has she done for Liberia?

After 12 years, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Africa’s first female president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, is ready to hand over power. When she first elected in 2005, many in Liberia and the international community had high hopes for Sirleaf, yet over time Liberians have criticized her for not doing enough to root out poverty and corruption. DW spoke to Elizabeth Donnelly, deputy head of the Africa Program at Chatham House in London.

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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.