The 2017 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership has been awarded to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former President of Liberia, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation announced today following a meeting of its independent Prize Committee.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has rejected the decision of her political party, the Unity Party to sack her for alleged roles leading to the ruling party’s defeat in last year’s presidential elections.
The Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been sacked by her party the Unity Party for alleged roles leading to the ruling party’s defeat in last year’s presidential elections.
Liberians home and abroad are celebrating the peaceful election of former football star George Weah as the country’s 25th president.
The former football star, George Weah has won the Liberian presidential run-off poll beating the current vice president, Joseph Boakai from the ruling party.
Liberians are awaiting the outcome of Tuesday's presidential run-off poll as they look for a replacement for outgoing President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf whose mandate expires next month.
The Supreme Court of Liberia has been petitioned by two political parties who are demanding a re-run of the October 10 presidential election.
The Liberian electoral commission has rejected claims of electoral fraud raised by an opposition political party over presidential elections held in October.
Pressure is mounting on Liberia to resolve its current political crisis after the Supreme Court ordered the country’s electoral commission to investigate claims of electoral fraud raised by an opposition political party.
The president of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said that her country’s democracy is under threat. It follows the decision by the country’s Supreme Court to halt the run-off presidential poll.