Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
24th President of Liberia
In office
16 January 2006 – 22 January 2018
Vice PresidentJoseph Boakai
Preceded byGyude Bryant
Succeeded byGeorge Weah
Personal details
Born (1938-10-29) 29 October 1938 (age 85)
Monrovia, Liberia
Political partyUnity Party
Alma materUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison
Harvard University

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."[1]

In December 2021, James Sirleaf one of the sons of Ellen Sirleaf died in his residence in Liberia under unknown circumstances.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Nobel Peace Prize 2011 – Press Release". Nobelprize.org. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  2. "Liberia: What Kills James Sirleaf?". All Africa. Retrieved 23 December 2021.

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