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Liberia's Ellen Johnson Sirleaf wins Africa leadership prize
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation says it has awarded its $5 million prize for African Leadership to former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Meet the Women Leaders of the World
As far as powerful women go, Hillary Clinton has been one of the most discussed in recent months. In her concession speech Wednesday, she said, "To all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world
Liberian President on the Race to Fight Ebola
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says with more international support containing Ebola is within reach.
Ebola Outbreak Feeds on Fear, Anger, Rumors
As Demonstrators Call for Action, Families Fear Letting Sick Relatives Go to Hospital
Challenges Mount for Doctors Fighting Deadly Ebola Outbreak
The World Health Organization said today that it is struggling to contain an unprecedented outbreak of the Ebola virus on the continent of Africa. The contagious and deadly disease is spreading, in part because of trade, across the borders of three countries: Liberia, Guinea and...
The Global News Quiz…test your knowledge!
QUESTIONS 1) We’ve been paying lots of attention to the would-be hurricane named Isaac. What’s the name of next named storm? 2) The Special Operations’ “Seal Team Six is back in the news because of a book written by one of its veterans. Name the...
Liberia's President Suspends Son in Anti-Corruption Push
Liberia’s president has cracked down on her country’s widespread corruption by suspending her own son from his government job. Charles Sirleaf, a Central Bank deputy governor, is among 46 government officials suspended by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf for not disclosing their assets to an ...
President of Liberia Suspends Son in Anti-Corruption Push
The first woman president in Africa, Nobel Peace Prize winner Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia, is making headlines on the continent this week for suspending her own son in a push to tackle systemic corruption in her country. Charles Sirleaf, a central bank deputy governor, is...
The Global Note: A Hurricane for Haiti?…From Aleppo, A Final Dispatch…Now, The Paralympics…Prince Harry's Vegas Adventure
HERE COMES ISAAC At the moment it’s a minor storm – with winds close to 45 mph – but not for long. The National Hurricane Center reports that Isaac could become a hurricane by Thursday as it approaches the Caribbean. A hurricane watch has been...
Malawi's New Leader: Joyce Banda Becomes Second Woman President in Africa
The continent of Africa now has a second woman holding the top leadership role in her country. Joyce Banda was sworn in Saturday as the new president of the southern African nation of Malawi. The peaceful transition of power is a great relief in Malawi...