Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf elected new ECOWAS chair

The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has been elected as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Liberia’s president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

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She was elected at the 49th ECOWAS heads of state meeting which opened in Dakar, Senagal today.

She replaces Senegalese President, Macky Sall whose tenure ends after he assumed the mantle from President John Mahama in 2015.

Mrs Sirleaf’s tenure will run for 12 months.

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