Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. First female Head of State in Africa. Awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize jointly with Leymah Gbowee (Liberia) and Tawakel Karman (Yemen), women who are recognized “for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work” (Nobelprize.org press release).
Liberians are helping pave the way forward in Africa. Smart people.
Interview with TIME Magazine
Profile at the New York Times

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. First female Head of State in Africa. Awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize jointly with Leymah Gbowee (Liberia) and Tawakel Karman (Yemen), women who are recognized “for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work” (Nobelprize.org press release).

Liberians are helping pave the way forward in Africa. Smart people.

Interview with TIME Magazine

Profile at the New York Times

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