Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia | April 10, 2009
The economic crisis threatens to undo the progress made across Africa. ++ It has been achieved as a result of stronger leadership, more accountable governments and effective development aid. ++ Funds from the IMF and World Bank are still required, as well as strong export market, to allow development to continue and not suffer from a crisis Africa did not create. ++ Protectionism must be avoided and "strong action by African governments and robust support from the international community can keep Africa's recovery on track."