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Liberia’s ‘Iron Lady’ Reelected to Second Term

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, known as Liberia’s Iron Lady, has been re-elected president, just weeks after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. The 73-year-old grandmother rose to international prominence in 2005 when she became Africa’s first democratically elected female leader. Mrs. Sirleaf took office after a bloody civil war that killed a quarter of a million people […]

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Sirleaf ‘Humbled’ By Peace Prize

Posted October 7th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf she felt “humbled” by her Nobel Peace Prize recognition, but welcomed the honor as recopgnition of a long struggle to achieve peace in her West African nation. She spoke to VOA’s James Butty Friday in Monrovia: “I’m very excited. I’m very thankful. And I’m also humbled to have this award. […]

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Liberia’s ‘Iron Lady’ Snares Peace Prize, Sparks Controversy

Posted October 7th, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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The choice of Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as one of three Nobel Peace Prize winners this year is already sparking controversy. Mrs. Sirleaf tells VOA she is humbled by the award and called it an achievement for the Liberian people. But skeptics are questioning whether the Norwegian-based Nobel Committee is interfering with Liberia’s domestic […]

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