New Narratives in Newsweek

A piece by NN’s Prue Clarke and Emily Schmall for Newsweek magazine caused an uproar in Liberia this month by highlighting the disparity between the way President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is viewed by the international community and the way she’s seen at home. With vote counting underway the President looks certain to face a tough second round poll on November 11. Following Johnson Sirleaf’s Nobel Peace Prize award, the rest of the world’s major media is now also asking: Africa’s first woman President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has a virtual rock-star status around the world. So why is her run for reelection in such doubt at home?

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