10 ex-African presidents and their lives after leaving office

Mildred Europa Taylor January 24, 2018

10 ex-African presidents and their lives after leaving office

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia, addresses the 2008 United Methodist General Conference on April 29 in Fort Worth, Texas. Sirleaf is a United Methodist and the first female head of state in Africa. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose. Photo #GC0380. April 29, 2008.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – Liberia

The former Liberian leader, before handing over to the current president George Weah in January 2018 stated that she would step away from local politics after the handover. The 78-year-old former joint Nobel Peace Prize laureate told South Africa’s Mail and Guardian in an interview that she plans to get into lecturing, farming and reading. She further indicated that she was considering an offer of a fellowship from the Georgetown University in the United States “to make sure I stay alert, intellectually alert, professionally alert.” Even though Sirleaf has plans to go back to farming, she is also hoping to read and sleep more. Her comments should perhaps give all and sundry an idea as to what she will be up to now.

Last Edited by:Sandra Appiah Updated: June 19, 2018


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