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And, belatedly, Madame President (in English or Dutch)

December 2, 2009

Sorry for the silence; writing about Liberia has taken over my life since…Liberia.

A few weeks ago, Newsweek ran a Q&A I did with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the country’s president and Africa’s first female elected head of state. (Glenna and I wanted to know why people always put it that way, so we looked into it; it turns out there was once a female appointed head of state. Where? Liberia. Oh, you!)

No idea why Glenna’s photo does not appear on the website. A cookie for anyone who can guess which questions I wanted to ask, and which ones Newsweek put me up to.

And a Belgian friend just informed me that the story ran in, “the best qualitative Dutch-speaking magazine in Belgium.” Hey, in Belgium, that’s a big deal. So if you want read it een Nederlands…well, you have to go to Belgium, because it’s not online.

Meanwhile, watch this space for a totally sexy feature on land reform policy across Africa.

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