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Lecture in Little Rock features Clinton, Liberian; West African talks up women’s role

By Jeannie Roberts

This article was published December 5, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

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Former President Bill Clinton (right) talks with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Monday night in Little Rock during “A Conversation with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and President Bill Clinton,” part of the Frank and Kula Kumpuris Distinguished Lecture Series.



It's time for Americans to again invest in the West African country of Liberia, former President Bill Clinton said Monday night at the Statehouse Convention Center during a lecture with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.



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RBear says... December 5, 2017 at 6:25 a.m.

It was a great lecture by two world leaders who found a bond that has lasted for decades. President Sirleaf was elected to lead the nation after a 14-year bitter civil war. After that, she had to tackle the Ebola epidemic and eventually eradicated the disease from her country after taking some unconventional steps with her people.
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Liberia is a country with much potential and tremendous natural resources. It shares some interesting commonalities with Arkansas as Pres. Clinton pointed out. Both are large rice producers so there is an opportunity for investment by Arkansas in the country.

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KimGartman says... December 5, 2017 at 9:01 a.m.

"Americans have a special, I think, responsibility to know about the country, to know what's going on and to help as they can," Clinton said.

These words from the President who knew, and then chose for political expediency to look the other way as one million Africans were slaughtered during his watch. Once again his words don't align with the truth.

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gohog2018 says... December 5, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.

Must have been a joy to behold!

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RBear says... December 5, 2017 at 6:26 p.m.

It was a great talk to hear from Pres. Sirleaf. She has done so much with Liberia and will be handing it over to one of two candidates vying actively for her seat. She is term limited out. Otherwise, she would easily be re-elected. She's a role model for young women around the world.

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