FORA.tv Speaker - Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

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Biography

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is the current president of Liberia and Africa's first elected female head of state. The Liberian elections commission announced her victory on November 23, 2005, following the 2005 election. She is the second elected black woman head of state in the world and also second of Liberia after Ruth Perry, and the third such head of government after Eugenia Charles of Dominica and Sylvie Kinigi of Burundi. She is often referred to as the "Iron Lady."

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Building Democracy in Africa

05.18.07 | 01:23:00 min | 0 comments