Sirleaf’s parents were adopted rather than born into Liberia’s dominant minority, targets of the “Christian duty” felt by many wealthy Americo-Liberian families to liberate “tribal children” from rural areas.
Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Rwanda, and Senegal between them provide 30% of the UN’s total peacekeeping force.
The snub signals the return of the US/Africa policy that held sway from 1960 to 2001 when the continent was on the back burner in Washington.
The rest of the continent has so far remained largely immune from the contagion of international criminal justice sweeping West Africa.
New Liberty Gold has the backing of the World Bank’s IFC. A recent report by Oxfam found that 84% of the IFC’s investments in sub-Saharan Africa in 2015 used tax havens.