Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
|24th President of Liberia|
16 January 2006 – 22 January 2018
|Vice President||Joseph Boakai|
|Preceded by||Gyude Bryant|
|Succeeded by||George Weah|
|Born||29 October 1938|
|Political party||Unity Party|
|Alma mater||University of Wisconsin, Madison|
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (born 29 October 1938) is the 24th President of Liberia serving from 2006 through 2018. Sirleaf is the first elected female head of state in Africa.
Sirleaf was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, along with Leymah Gbowee of Liberia and Tawakel Karman of Yemen. The women were recognized "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work."
In December 2021, James Sirleaf one of the sons of Ellen Sirleaf died in his residence in Liberia under unknown circumstances.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "The Nobel Peace Prize 2011 – Press Release". Nobelprize.org. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
- ↑ "Liberia: What Kills James Sirleaf?". All Africa. Retrieved 23 December 2021.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Liberia Executive Mansion official government website
- Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority salutes member Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Archived 2011-12-21 at the Wayback Machine
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Liberia Archived 2009-07-29 at the Wayback Machine includes final report
- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Archived 2013-09-18 at the Wayback Machine at C-SPAN
- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on IMDb
- Works by or about Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf collected news and commentary at Forbes
- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf collected news and commentary at The New York Times
- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at the Notable Names Database
- Address to US Congress in Joint Session 15 March 2006 TXT[permanent dead link] PDF[permanent dead link]
- Sirleaf Speaks at U.S. Institute of Peace Archived 2006-03-21 at the Wayback Machine 21 March 2006 (audio archive available)
- Liberian President Speaks to Georgetown Community Archived 2007-01-17 at the Wayback Machine 17 October 2006
- Profiles and interviews
- Profile: Liberia's 'Iron Lady' on BBC News Online, 23 November 2005
- Iron Ladies of Liberia, Independent Lens on PBS, 2007
- Follow the Leader Archived 2011-10-04 at the Wayback Machine, interview with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf by the International Museum of Women, April 2008
- The 'Remarkable Life' Of Liberia's 'Iron Lady', Dave Davies, interview on Fresh Air, April 2009
- Top 100 Women in Politics: Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Ermine Saner, The Guardian, 8 March 2011
- "Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – The Daily Show with Jon Stewart". The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. 21 April 2009. Retrieved 30 January 2013.