Liberia: Sirleaf Inaugurated as 24th President

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been sworn in for another six-year term at a ceremony witnessed by foreign heads of state and other dignitaries.

Sirleaf gives her inaugural address after taking the oath of office.

  • Liberia:  Sirleaf Inaugurated As Country's 24th President

    Liberia Government, 16 January 2012

    Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been sworn in as the 24th President of the Republic of Liberia, at a ceremony witnessed by distinguished personalities that included the leaders of ... read more »

  • Liberia:  Monrovia Inauguration Marks Political Detente

    allAfrica.com, 16 January 2012

    Flags are hoisted at street corners along Tubman Boulevard and past the Capital Building, the seat of the National Legislature, where President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is ... read more »

  • Liberia:  'The Values of a Patriot' - Sirleaf's Inauagural Address (document)

    Liberia Government, 16 January 2012

    Special Guests, Special Representatives of Colleagues, to Compatriots, to our Opposition Leaders sitting there: read more »

  • Liberia:  Sirleaf - Women's Icon With Nerves of Steel

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 16 January 2012

    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is a joint Nobel Peace Prize winner as a champion for women's rights, whose steely nerves have been tested at the helm of a deeply divided post-war Liberia. read more »

  • Liberia:  Clinton Arrives in Liberia for Sirleaf Inauguration

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 16 January 2012

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Liberia on Monday ahead of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's inauguration for a second six-year term in office. read more »

  • Liberia:  Opposition Recognises President After Disputed Poll

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 15 January 2012

    Liberia's main opposition party, the Congress for Democratic Change, has recognised Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as president after disputed polls, its leader announced Sunday. read more »

  • Liberia:  Government Reaches Agreement With Opposition (press conference)

    Liberia Government, 15 January 2012

    President Sirleaf: Members of the Press: As you all know, since the election ended, we've been holding consultations – consultations with a majority of the opposition ... read more »

  • Liberia:  Over 30 Leaders for Inauguration

    The New Dawn, 6 January 2012

    "As I speak to you now, I have received word from 30 Heads of State confirming their participation," Foreign Minister Toga Gayewea McIntosh told journalists Thursday. read more »

  • Liberia:  Post Inauguration Expectations (opinion)

    The New Dawn, 12 January 2012

    A lot has been said about the Iron Lady of Liberia, Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as a radical political activist. A lot has been written about her as President of Liberia; and a lot ... read more »

  • Liberia:  Many World Leaders Expected for Inauguration

    The Analyst, 6 January 2012

    After a series of controversies over the conduct of the October 2011 presidential election and the November runoff, the Supreme Court of Liberia declared the results of those ... read more »

  • Liberia:  The Second-Term Curse Looks On (column)

    New Democrat, 4 January 2012

    As President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf embarks on her second-term, the gods are looking on with anxiety, worried to see if she will end, nonce for all, the curse on the second-terms of ... read more »

  • Liberia:  Ellen Unveils 2012 Agenda

    Heritage, 3 January 2012

    President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has unveiled what she calls her 2012 Agenda. President Johnson-Sirleaf will be re- inaugurated on January 16 2012 to commence a new six- year term ... read more »

  • Liberia:  U.S.$1.2 Million for Inauguration

    The New Dawn, 23 December 2011

    The Presidential inaugural steering committee set up to prepare the stage for the swearing-in ceremony of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Vice President Joseph Boakai on 16 ... read more »

  • Liberia:  Who's Out of Ellen's Kitchen?

    The New Dawn, 21 December 2011

    Lip-services and inflicted public relations and impressions continue to characterize the activities of the cabinet of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf since her re-election on ... read more »

  • Liberia:  Main Opposition Party Threatens to Disrupt Inauguration

    Heritage, 19 December 2011

    The Spokesman of the opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), Mr. George Solo, has said the CDC will disrupt the pending inauguration if the party's demands are not met. read more »

  • Liberia:  Ellen Sets Up Inaugural Committee

    The New Dawn, 5 December 2011

    As the dust settles down on the 2011 electoral process, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has constituted the 2012 Inaugural Steering Committee, with Foreign Minister Dr. Toga ... read more »

  • Liberia:  Foreign Minister Chairs 2012 Inaugural Steering Committee

    Heritage, 5 December 2011

    President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has constituted the 2012 Inaugural Steering Committee. According to a Foreign Ministry release, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Toga Gayewea ... read more »

  • Liberia:  CDC Changes Gear Over 'Planned Protests'

    Heritage, 28 November 2011

    It appears that the opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) has rescinded its decision over its 'planned street protests' in Monrovia and its environs. The CDC's move to ... read more »

  • Liberia:  Beware of the FFP - CMC's Philip Sandi Tells Sirleaf (opinion)

    The Analyst, 13 January 2012

    Former PUL secretary general and Christian Media Center Executive Director, Rev. Philip Sandi, in congratulating President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf for successfully winning a second ... read more »

  • Liberia:  Cellcom Drops Call Rates for Inauguration

    Heritage, 13 January 2012

    Cellcom GSM on Thursday, January 12, 2012, announced a major drop in its call rates from 15 cents per minute to one cent per minute. Making the disclosure at Cellcom's headquarters ... read more »