Liberia’s Sirleaf saddened after Trump victory
REUTERS/ Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said on Wednesday she was saddened by the fact US voters had not elected a woman president, and expressed concern about what President-elect Donald Trump’s policy towards Africa would be.
Ellen Sirleaf, the first woman to be elected a head of state in Africa, said: “We are extremely saddened by this missed opportunity on the part of the people of the United States to join smaller democracies in ending the marginalisation of women.”
She said Liberia, a nation founded in the 19th century by freed American slaves, had a long and historical relationship with the United States and she expected that to continue. “I’m worried about trade deals for Liberia, for Africa,” Sirleaf said.