The Rise of Africa’s first Woman President – Straight Talk Africa


Nobel Prize winner and President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the subject of a new book by Riva Levinson titled Choosing the Hero, My Improbable Journey and the Rise of Africa’s first Woman President. Levinson, an experienced lobbyist, chronicles the behind the scenes aspect of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s ascent to power. In this video, she and Eric Chinje, CEO of the Africa Media Initiative, join Shaka Ssali of Voice of America to talk about Africa’s first female head of state: