Sunday, July 23, 2006

Liberia's newest ambassador

Former US president Bill Clinton remains popular in many parts of Africa. Apparently, he's been named roving ambassador for Liberia by the country's leader Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Interestingly, Pres. Sirleaf continues to break the western stereotype of African leaders on bended knee begging for money with no strings attached. According to Foreign Policy:

Johnson-Sirleaf, who just completed her first six months in office, said at a donors' conference last week that her country isn't looking for fresh aid, but instead seeks new ideas for how to reconstruct.

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