Liberian president to speak at Harvard commencement

Mar 10, 2011 Full story: Boston Globe 6

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will be the principal speaker at Harvard University's 360th commencement on May 26, the school announced today.

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Pretoria, South Africa

#1 Mar 11, 2011
Making public speeches at the commencement of Havard cannot change the lives of Liberians. This is a sign of how this UP-led government is commit to boasting and self pride rather than finding solutions to the social economic problems of the country. Millions of Liberians still lack good drinking water, good health facilities, and above all schools. Why cann't she use the money for the trip to build some pumps for water in the rural areas.

Pretoria, South Africa

#2 Mar 11, 2011
I agree with you bro. This woman does not even have a house in Liberia. It is a shame that our president would continue to live in her grandma house in Sinkor. And rather seek to make public speeches in the USA. I think she can use the money to build a decent house for herself. This will be seen as a step to national development. It is a disgrace that most ministers in her goverment are renting and others staying in hotels. These people do not consider Liberia as thier home. For only strangers stay in hotels.

Pretoria, South Africa

#3 Mar 11, 2011
Guys do not complain women without men lack sense of direction. There is no one at home after work to advise her. Above all is she Madam know all. Liberia is one of the poorest countries in the world. So I a 1950 Economist like her must know better and care for the people.

Ithaca, NY

#4 May 12, 2011
This President has travelled more than 25 times to the US in the past two year. Does she not have a country to run? And why is Liberia still designated as one of the most corrupt in the world? Oh, I know, it is because our President is never there.

Minneapolis, MN

#5 May 12, 2011
she must be a silly person. why would ppl vote for her during the second term? the citizens of liberia are in darkness n she is wasteful on foolish trips

Ithaca, NY

#6 May 23, 2011
" Robert Sirleaf, son of the President - Senior Advisor to the President and recently named to the Board of the lucrative Liberia Oil Company

Charles Sirleaf, son of President Sirleaf - Director of Finance at the Central Bank of Liberia

Fomba Sirleaf, son of President Sirleaf - National Security Advisor

Carnie Johnson, brother of President Sirleaf - represents Amlib and other mining companies

Jennie Bernard, sister of President Sirleaf- known to be a key behind-the-scene advisor to the President

Estrada Bernard, Brother-in-law of President Sirleaf, Legal Advisor to the President

A.B Johnson, cousin of President Sirleaf - served as Minister of Internal Affairs. He was left in charge of the country many times when the President traveled abroad." (from the Liberian Journal)

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