Annual Lecture 2008
The 2008 Annual Lecture was delivered by Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf on Saturday July 12 in Kliptown.
In a wide-ranging address delivered as the Sixth Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, she stressed the importance of transparent, accountable government and the need to fight corruption in Africa.
“Africa is not poor, but poorly managed,” she said, but encouraged the audience of hundreds of invited guests to be positive about the continent’s future. But, she said, there was no stopping the African Renaissance. “The new Africa is at hand!” she said.