Tag Archives: Nelson Mandela

OP-ED: How the Legacy of Mandela is Boosting Tourism in South Africa’s Economy

As an African, I feel great pride and gratitude for Nelson Mandela accomplishments. As a business professional, I can appreciate the economic boost his story is giving to South Africa. As a Liberian, I can’t help but think, wait a minute… we have a compelling story of our own that we could be benefiting from, too.

EDITORIAL: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Deserves the Ibrahim Prize

Winning this award was certainly a capstone to Ellen Sirleaf’s career as a fearless Liberian leader. She may not have been perfect, but she made significant strides in helping Liberia rise from the ashes.

OP-ED: ECOWAS Summit Illuminates Sirleaf’s Troubled Relationship with Tolbert Legacy

In August 1979, President William Tolbert, Jr. appointed Liberia’s first female minister of finance, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. The vacancy arose in part due to the economic fall-out associated with the high cost of hosting the 16th summit of the Organization of African Unity in Monrovia the previous month.