• Liberian President Sirleaf Assumes ECOWAS Chairmanship

    Liberian President Sirleaf Assumes ECOWAS Chairmanship

    Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has assumed the leadership of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), promising to consolidate peace and security, and calling on member states to work even harder to defeat terrorism.

    President Sirleaf takes over from Senegalese President Macky Sall. Her election took place at the ECOWAS summit held over the weekend in the Senegalese capital, Dakar.

    Goals: More trade, financial stability

    A press release issued by the office of the president said Sirleaf called for the conclusion […]